Spam prevention
Rainmaker
1,877,294
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've NEVER heard of it being inforced Michael J. Perry 

Feb 21, 2019 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,067,571
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Broken?  I don't know but there are issues with the system.

Feb 21, 2019 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
791,699
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

It's as effective as the phrase, "don't tell anyone, but..." is for preventing gossip.
We have given up so many rights in our user agreements. Among them, the wireless companies felt jargon in their contracts allowed them to sell our real time location data. Although they've said they have stopped this, it's still a very easy workaround for marketers.
An excellent podcast episode (for those who are curious to the methodology) is Reply all's segment called Robocall Bang Bang.

Feb 21, 2019 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,411
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

broken? it's totally destroyed....my phone rings constantly.... 

Feb 21, 2019 06:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,006,836
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Most don't even bother to check the DNC list.

Feb 21, 2019 05:55 AM
Ambassador
3,038,976
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Perhaps the list itself is a scam causing people to believe it works. 

I block 4 calls yesterday on my cell phone. That was a light day. My landline gets as many calls.  Oh, what fun!

Feb 21, 2019 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,066,684
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Seems as if AR is broken, too, Michael. Just answered this question! 

Feb 21, 2019 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
468,799
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

While I realize some agents also use auto dailing - it's maddening to hussle to pick up the call only to get an automated message of one kind or another. It does get to the point where I want to silence the phone and just let things go to VM and call back. It puts me in a bind. I want to pickup when called as a service point to the public but I don't want the automated and other solicitations.  The intent and spirit of the DNC list has definitely been defeated.

Feb 21, 2019 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Broken! Too many exceptions:  if you subscribe to a magazine, all of their affiliates can contact you.  Ugh!

Feb 21, 2019 06:25 AM
Ambassador
4,206,438
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It never stops, does it, Michael? I think it's been 'broken' for quite some time now too.

Feb 21, 2019 08:02 AM
Rainer
149,786
Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ
Serving Central & Northern New Jersey Since 1971

Michael J. Perry Like anything else implimented by government, it doesn't work.

Feb 21, 2019 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,636,442
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The telemarketers are not intimidated one little bit, since the FCC is clearly not pursuing these scumbags

Feb 21, 2019 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.

Feb 21, 2019 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
986,272
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

one word YUP

Feb 22, 2019 08:32 AM
Ambassador
4,561,585
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not sure it has ever worked the way it was intended.

Feb 21, 2019 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
507,793
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

They don't check against the Do Not Call Registry.  I filed a complain toward these people through the Do Not Call Registry (on line) and I think it took about a week or two before they finally stopped.

Feb 21, 2019 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I guess I am chopped liver since I don't get much at all.

Feb 21, 2019 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
539,094
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

My perception is that it has been "broken" from the implementation.  A lack of an easier method to report and actual action taken against offenders results in no change.

Feb 21, 2019 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,635,527
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The enforcement arm of government is broken....

Feb 21, 2019 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
681,162
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I get the same prerecorded Google Business listing message like clockwork.  The callers have loopholes to call you (we've done business together) or they straight-up don't care about the list. 

Feb 21, 2019 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,881,410
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I hope not.

Feb 21, 2019 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
883,637
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is as broken as 45 MPH.

Be aware, many people here on Active Rain believe those who drive the speed limit are the one causing the traffic jam.

The DNC list is broken the same way, by the some people, who feel entitled to gripe about the consequences.

And, when those who IMPOSED the DNC list exempted themselves....well, that message was load and clear.

Hey, it always boils down to 'Whoever interfers with me getting to MY GOAL is the villian.  DNC, door knockers and those damned dogs in the grocery store, each one with opposing goals.

Just trying to make a living. I don't begrudge anyone trying to make a living. ROBO calling, however, may not fall always within that category. (see exempt above) Sometimes there is someone on the other side who actually has something worth keeping their contact information.

Feb 21, 2019 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,213,152
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Yes I do 

Feb 21, 2019 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,833
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

See other answer.

Feb 21, 2019 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
878,642
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael, in a word "yes". I don't think the "Do not call list" works at all! It's a joke.

Feb 21, 2019 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,634
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The intend was good.  

Feb 21, 2019 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
5,538,196
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes.

Feb 21, 2019 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
245,871
Scott Pope
Nautical Properties - Panama City Beach, FL
You Can't Live Without Water™

Do not call doesn't apply to a business phone number. Since you probably have your number on a website and your business card it may be considered a business number. But...everyone saying the DNC rules don't work are probably right. I haven't had a resident landline or dedicated personal cell phone in so long I don't have first hand knowledge if telemarketers are following the law are not. I dare say that there are some real estate agents out there who push the DNC limits, if not cross them. 

Feb 22, 2019 02:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,614,785
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I get 7 to 10 calls daily.  It will continue until the Feds take action

Feb 22, 2019 02:28 AM
Rainmaker
898,331
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

More than 50% of my daily ingoing calls are spam.

True of cell and land line, both.

Feb 21, 2019 07:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,217,336
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

yes

Feb 21, 2019 06:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,717,554
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No one cares because no one prosecutes.

Feb 21, 2019 04:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,168,555
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The "do not call list" is a primary source of scammers. The loop holes are huge!

Feb 21, 2019 04:03 PM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

The Do Not Call List is useless. Totally ineffective.

Tell you what is totally 'effective'... my Call Filter app on my smartphone. 👍

Feb 21, 2019 03:40 PM
Ambassador
5,368,191
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Of course it's broken, it was a bad idea from the beginning set up by communists that discriminate against business while allowing politicians, fake charities, and other scammers make all the calls they want.

Don't know why someone does not make this program illegal and fire every commie that ever advocated it.

Feb 21, 2019 03:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Feb 21, 2019 03:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

As soon as do not call went into effect hackers began to develop methods to circumvent the system ... out going phone numbers that you can't call. And masked numbers.. I don't mean Private or Blocked I mean they can make the number on your screen something different I have even received calls from my OWN PHONE # lol when I do get spam calls I just add them to my # reject list I probably only get 3-4 a month at this point have you tried that? Michael J. Perry 

Feb 21, 2019 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,716,887
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Totally worthless.

Feb 21, 2019 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,435,632
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Michael J. Perry I receive spam calls everyday.

Feb 21, 2019 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,323,606
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It sure is, my phone rings off the hook with spam, scammers and robo callers

Feb 21, 2019 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,895,671
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No one is paying attention.

Mar 07, 2019 05:36 PM
Rainmaker
957,186
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Between the solicitor calls and the spoofed number calls, I have the same problem. I started using the Hiya app and it flags incoming calls that are spam so I let them go to voice mail then block.      

Feb 23, 2019 10:13 PM
Rainer
314,673
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I would like to throw it across the room 

Feb 22, 2019 04:06 PM