Florida’s ‘do not call’ list hits 1 million subscribers

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s “do not call list” has hit one million phone numbers, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam’s office announced Tuesday.

Florida residents who do not wish to receive sales calls or sales texts may have their residential, mobile or paging device numbers included on the list.

“Since eliminating the fee to join several years ago, we have seen an explosion of Florida residents seeking relief from unwanted sales calls,” Putnam said.

It is illegal for solicitors to call or text numbers on the list, with penalties of up to $10,000 per violation.

To join, Florida residents can visit FreshFromFlorida.com, or call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or, for Spanish speakers, 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832). Each subscriber is able to enter six phone numbers that will remain active on the list for five years.

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