Beginning Jan. 1, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule will require telemarketers to access the National Do Not Call Registry and purge newly registered numbers from their call lists every 31 days. Since March 2004, the rule required telemarketers to "scrub" their lists quarterly. Monthly updates for telemarketers will be available at https://telemarketing.donotcall.gov at no cost. Telemarketers are required annually to renew their subscriptions to the National Do Not Call Registry at a fee of $40 per area code, with a maximum fee of $11,000 for any entity accessing 280 area codes or more. Entities may access the first five area codes of data for free. The Do Not Call Web site for telemarketers will inform them when their subscription account numbers expire an...
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