in Asterisk, Meddling

Six days

I’m drooling at the idea that telemarketers will soon start paying me. That’s right, in six days our home numbers will be listed for the magical 31 days.

Says the N.C. Do Not Call page:

Q: Can I enforce my rights myself?

A: Yes. Individuals can also bring their own enforcement actions under either state law or the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act. If you have received more than one telephone call by or on behalf of the same entity that is in violation of the Do Not Call law, you may go to state court to stop the entity from continuing to call you and to recover up to $500 for the first violation, $1,000 for the second, and $5,000 for the third and subsequent violations.

Now the state Do Not Call list says the number has to be listed for 3 months, while the federal page says 31 days. And the federal page doesn’t say what can be collected from the jerks.

So I suppose in actuality I’ve got two more months to wait before I can sue them for violations. At any rate, it can’t come too soon! This is a case where my Asterisk server will start paying its way around here.