Submitted by Sgt. Sharon Shadrick, Madison County Sheriff’s Office
If you are still being flooded with telemarketers’ calls in the middle of the day and night telling you that you just won the lottery or someone wanting to sell you something for your septic tank, and don’t want them to call you anymore, I have a number for you.
The Florida Department of Ag just reopened their Florida Do Not Call Program and this time it is FREE!!
All you need to do is go to www.fldnc.com or call 1-800-HELP FLA (1-800-435-7352) ext. 4 and someone will help you register your home phone and cell phone numbers.
After a few days you should notice a decrease in the number of telemarketers and unwanted phone calls. This registration is good for (5) years!
You can also file a complaint with FLDNC if the calls continue. Just remember you’ll need the following information before hanging up on that telemarketer.
1). The Product or Service Offered the caller is calling about.
2). The Business/Solicitor Name.
3). Their Business address and Phone number.
4). And the person’s name you are talking to (if they will tell you).
If you need more information about this program, feel free to call me, Sgt. Sharon Shadrick with the Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office.