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Helping Chisholm residents to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls.



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Anna Burke MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR CHISHOLM

MEDIA RELEASE

Helping Chisholm residents to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls

Tuesday July 12, 2005

Federal Member for Chisholm Anna Burke has launched a fact sheet to help members of the community reduce the number of unwanted telemarketing calls they receive.

“People are becoming increasingly frustrated with the tactics of direct-marketers. I’ve spoken to constituents who receive several telemarketing calls each week, sometimes several each day. It can be very invasive,” Ms Burke said.

“The Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA) provides a free consumer service to allow people to ‘opt out’ of the direct-marketing campaigns of ADMA members, which include insurance companies, publishers, mail order companies and charities.

“After registering for the service, you should notice a decrease in addressed advertising mail, telephone calls, emails and mobile communications from both member and some non-member companies.

“The fact sheet also includes:

• a background on how direct-marketers obtain consumer contact details; • an ADMA ‘do not contact’ registration form; • information on other available services to reduce unwanted contact from direct-marketers; and

• tips to resolve ongoing problems

“Many people will be relieved to know that there is a course of action available to reduce unwanted contact from direct-marketers. I would encourage anyone who feels bothered by these campaigns to register with ADMA’s free consumer service,” Ms Burke said.

Anyone wanting a copy of the fact sheet can contact the office of Anna Burke on 9898 0675.

Contact Jehane Sharah on 9898 0675 or 0417 140 935