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[LISTEN] Tired of calls from pesky telemarketers? Here's how to dodge them

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler explains how consumers can request to be removed from databases and shares other useful advice on consumer rights and debt collectors.

JOHANNESBURG - Many consumers are fed up with those pesky unwanted robocalls and telemarketers.

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler says, unfortunately, the National Consumer Commission has still not created a national opt-out registry for consumers who don't want to be contacted.

There is, however, an opt-out registry run by the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA).

The only snag is that the registry is an industry-run initiative, and it’s not compulsory for companies which engage in direct marketing to be a member of the DMASA.

Knowler explains how consumers can request to be removed from databases and shares other useful advice on consumer rights and debt collectors.

Listen to the audio above for more.

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