Federal Do Not Call Registry

In June 2003 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), began accepting requests from consumers to be placed on a "Do-Not-Call" registry. This national list is intended to prohibit telemarketers from calling phone numbers that have been registered.

Consumers with an active email account may register online at donotcall.gov. Consumers also may sign up by calling toll-free, 888.382.1222 (TTY 866.290.4236), from the number they wish to register. There is no charge to register. Registrations on the National Do Not Call Registry do not expire. If you have previously registered your number, there is no need to register again.

Telemarketers are required to check the list of registered consumers every three months to determine who does not want to be called and remove those numbers from their call lists. Registered consumers may still receive calls from political organizations, charities, telephone surveyors or companies with which they have an existing business relationship.

If you have registered your phone number and you receive an unwanted telemarketing call, you may file a complaint on the registry's website. You must know either the name or the phone number of the company that called and the date of the call. You may also file a complaint with the FCC. 

For more information about the Do-Not-Call Registry, visit the links below (links will open in a new window):

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