What Is Wyoming's Do Not Call List?
Wyoming Do Not Call List is a compilation of the telephone numbers of Wyoming residents who wish to restrict unsolicited telemarketing calls. The Wyoming Direct Marketing Association, Inc.'s Telephone Preference Service maintains the statewide Do Not Call List. The state’s telephone solicitation laws proscribe telephone solicitors from calling residential, pager, or mobile numbers that have been enlisted on the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Telephone Preference Service (TPS) for more than sixty (60) days. However, the law permits calls from certain telephone solicitors who are exempted from the law. These include:
- Calls made solely at the request of the person called;
- Calls made mainly in connection with an existing debt or contract;
- Calls made to an individual with whom the caller has an established business relationship;
- Calls initiated by merchants making less than 250 unsolicited calls per year;
- Most political and charity fundraisers are also exempt.
Wyoming residents can use reverse phone lookup search tools to identify unknown callers including robocallers they suspect to be scammers.
Is Wyoming Do Not Call List Different from National Do Not Call Registry?
Yes, Wyoming Do Not Call List differs from the National Do Not Call registry. The two Do Not Call Lists are available to Wyoming residents, and residents can register on both lists as they function to restrict unsolicited calls. Note that Wyoming does not share the numbers on the state list with the national registry; hence, Wyoming residents who want their numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry will have to register directly. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) maintains the National Do Not Call registry, while the Wyoming Direct Marketing Association, Inc.'s Telephone Preference Service maintains the state’s Do Not Call List. This implies that the state list’s jurisdiction does not exceed the state, as opposed to the National list with jurisdiction over every state in the country.
While it takes a maximum of 60 days before a number registered on Wyoming Do Not Call List becomes active and is updated, numbers on the National list are updated every 31 days. After the stipulated time, it becomes illegal for telemarketers to contact the numbers registered on both lists. The Wyoming list allows interested persons to register a maximum of two telephone numbers at the same time. However, with the National list, individuals can register multiple numbers.
How Do I Register on Wyoming Do Not Call List?
Wyoming residents can register on the state’s Do Not Call List online with the DMA Telephone Preference Service by completing the electronic form provided on the website. Registering online attracts zero charges. Interested persons in Wyoming may also register their telephone numbers with the DMA Telephone Preference Service through regular mail by making a written request and completing Wyoming Do Not Call List Enrollment Form. The Consumer's name, address, telephone number(s), and signature should be included in the written request. A regular mail registration attracts a $1.00 charge and takes between 30-45 days before they become activated. Mail the written request to the address below:
Direct Marketing Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512
What Should I Know About Wyoming Do Not Call List?
Wyoming residents can only register their residential, pager, or mobile numbers on the state’s Do Not Call List. DMA's Telephone Preference Service (TPS) does not make provision for fax numbers to be added to the list. However, it is against the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to send unsolicited faxes to individuals; such cases can be reported to the Federal Communications Commission. Residents that newly register their numbers on the list may have to wait for up to 60 days before they automatically stop receiving unsolicited telemarketing calls. Therefore, if, after the waiting period, the registered person still receives unsolicited calls from telemarketers and other non-exempt telephone solicitors, they can file complaints with the Attorney General's Office. It should be noted that registering on the state’s Do Not Call List does not mean that the registered person will no longer receive any unsolicited calls; instead, it means that these calls will reduce. However, nonexempt telephone solicitors will still be allowed to call registered numbers. Registration restricts these calls. State residents can only register two numbers at most. Wyoming Do Not Call List is updated quarterly. Persons registered on the list that change their telephone numbers must re-register their new numbers with the TPS.