How to Sign Up For The Do-Not-Call List

Do-Not-Call List for the United States

Are You Getting Telemarketing Calls You Don't Want?
Here's How to Stop Them!

Here is a simple guide to help you sign up on the United States National Do-Not-Call list to block telemarketers from calling you! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched the National Do Not Call Registry to give Americans a choice about getting telemarketing calls at home. According to a recent Harris Interactive poll,92 percent of people who reported placing a number on the registry said they are receiving fewer calls; a total of 78 percent said they're getting "far fewer calls" or none at all.

Here's how to sign up:

  • Click here to register your number! (If a website certificate appears, just click "accept this certificate")
    1. Enter up to three phone numbers and your email address. (this may include cell phones now!) Click Submit.
    2. Check for errors. Click Register.
    3. Check your email for a message from "". Open the email and click on the link to complete your registration

If you have ALREADY signed up:

If you think you put your number on the National Do Not Call Registry and you're still getting telemarketing sales calls, the Federal Trade Commission recommends that you:

What to do when doesn't the system work:

  • Understand that some calls are not covered. Once your number has been on the registry for three months, most telemarketing calls will stop. However, you still may get:
    • calls from - or on behalf of - political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors;
    • calls from companies with whom you have an existing business relationship. A company may call you for 18 months after you make a purchase or three months after you submit an inquiry or application;
    • calls from companies you've given permission to call.
  • File a complaint. If your number has been on the registry for at least 31 days, and a telemarketer calls, complain to the FTC. Click here to FILE A COMPLAINT or call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY1-866-290-4236).

More questions?

See this list of frequently asked questions, direct from the FTC.

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive.  We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!




For a comprehensive list of national and international agencies to report scams, see this page.