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July 25, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Most Americans are not strangers to telemarketers. Every day, millions of us pick up the phone only to hear a recording or a salesperson on the other end. While most of us consider telemarketers a simple annoyance, sometimes they can become a real problem by calling repeatedly and utilizing unscrupulous sales tactics. To allow consumers to limit the number of telemarketing calls they receive, in 1999 the Arkansas legislature passed the Arkansas Do Not Call list. Arkansas was one of the first states in the nation to provide this protection to its residents. A few years later, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created the National Do Not Call Registry"