You put your phone number on the National Do Not Call List but after hanging up on the third of fourth unsolicited telemarketer's pitch of the evening, you begin to wonder if registering was an exercise in futility.
According to the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, you may have cause to be upset, especially if you live in the Prairies.
A survey commissioned by the association, which represents more than 2,000 market research practitioners and firms, has found that although the list appears to be working for most Canadians, four out of ten residents of Saskatchewan and Manitoba say calls have actually spiked since they added their numbers to the list.
"It's a disturbing finding," association executive director Brendan Wycks told CBC News.
Wycks said that while the number of people getting unwanted calls was relatively small, it was significant and especially so in the two western provinces.
"There are strong regional differences," Wycks said. "It's 39 per cent who sayRead More »from Do Not Call List causing grief for Prairie residents experiencing surge in telemarketing calls