There is a new form of pesky telemarketer on the prowl. No, not the fake WestJet calls, but a telemarketing group is masking themselves as being a “National Do Not Call List (DNCL) operator” and also falsely displaying the DNCL toll-free phone number. These people are basically spoofing you to hand over your personal info by claiming your telephone number is set to expire from the DNCL.
Don’t fall for this. In 2014, the CRTC made all registered numbers on the National Do Not Call List permanent. So as long as your number is on the list you’re covered.
If you receive a call from a spoofed DNCL operator, the CRTC suggest you to call the National DNCL (1-866-580-3625) and register a complaint. Spoofing is a violation of the telecommunication rules and those found guilty will face a monetary fine of up to $1,500 per violation, or businesses could be much higher at $15,000 per violation.