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Sept. 1, 2003

Do Not Call Registry

If you've already registered for the national "do not call" registry, it's only one more month until most telemarketers must stop calling. However, if you register from today on, the wait is 3 months after you register.

Registering online is easy--about 80% of the 30 million numbers registered nationally have been done online. All you do is enter up to 3 phone numbers and your e-mail address (which is used to verify your registration), check for errors and click on the link in the e-mail from the registry.

Starting tomorrow, a website with numbers in the registry goes online, where telemarketers can go in order to remove numbers from their calling lists after paying applicable fees.

For This Week in Geek, I'm Mark Avery.

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