RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro now offers a register to block telemarketing calls: Rio's residents can register their landline or cell phone number to avoid being called by any type of company. This is something more comprehensive than 'Não Me Perturbe' ('Do Not Disturb Me'), which includes only telecommunications and pay-TV providers.

Registration is available at web-sisbloqtele.apps.rio.gov.br if you live in Rio de Janeiro. The website uses HTTPS, unlike other government websites, and allows residents to register a maximum of three phone lines in their name. Full . . .

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