Hate those political calls? How to avoid them

Hate those political calls? How to avoid them

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by BILL MCGINTY / NewsChannel 36 Staff

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Hate those political calls? How to avoid them

Posted on September 10, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 10 at 4:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's election season and that means you will be hearing from political candidates on your phone, sometimes at home.

Can you do anything about this? Yes and no.

We have answers, but you're not going to like them. We've all heard of the "do-not-call" registry  that protects us from those annoying telemarketing calls at home during dinner and homework time.

That's where you can register your phone number to stop those calls. However, political calls are not blocked by this list because those calls, while annoying too, aren't considered "telemarketing".

NewsChannel 36 did a little research and there is an organization called "stop-political-calls.org" which was started back in 2007 to function the same way as the do-not-call registry.

This company says it will collect your contact information and it will contact political organizations that often make these calls and ask them to remove you.

NewsChannel 36 went to their website and saw three different choices, a free way to do this, a one year membership, and a lifetime membership. We're told by the company the free membership only removes you for this election cycle.  Before you spend any money or give out any personal information, try asking these political callers to take you off their calling list. Do it yourself, and in the process protect your own information.

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