I really despise getting a phone call on my cell phone that is from a telemarketer. One day recently I received 5+ phone calls from one number that I did not recognize from an area code that started with a 9. I ignored them and then used a reverse look-up service, http://www.whitepages.com/reverse_phone, to find out who the number belonged to. It was a home security sales force from somwhere in the northeast. If this has happened to you- either on a land line for anyone who still has one or on a cell phone- go to the National Do Not Call List and register your number. After your number has been listed for 31 days telemarketers should no longer call your number. If they do, file a complaint on the same website. To stop all those credit card junk mailers, go to the Federal Trade Commission's website. To learn more about other junk mail help, go to http://www.donotmail.org/form.php?id=50.