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")
- Enter up to three phone numbers and your
email address. (this may include cell phones now!) Click Submit.
- Check for errors. Click Register.
- Check your email for a message from
"Register@donotcall.gov". 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
- 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).
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
complaint or to get
free information on consumer issues, visit
www.ftc.gov 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.