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Missouri attorney general gets more than 22,000 no-call complaints

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 11:00 a.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri attorney general's office said it received more than 22,000 calls last year complaining about unwanted telemarketing calls.

Attorney General Chris Koster said telemarketing complaints were the most common consumer objection his office received last year. He said many of the unwanted calls went to people's cellphones, which are not covered under the state no-call law.

A state Senate committee has endorsed legislation that would let people put cellphone numbers on Missouri's no-call list, which is now limited to land lines. The bill would also forbid telemarketers from sending unwanted images or text messages to a cellphone if the number is on the no-call list.

Consumers can register complaints by calling 800-392-8222 or online at http://www.ago.mo.gov.


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william ross February 21, 2012 | 10:12 p.m.

Hopefully, that legislation can do something about my problem. I've been getting unsolicited calls and there's just no way to get me off their call list or make them stop. I've made my share of complaints with the FCC and reported several phone numbers at Callercenter.com but these businesses still operate.

Can something be done once and for all?

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