December 18, 2014
National Do Not Call Registry
Not Call: Q&A
What is it?
National Do Not Call Registry is open for business, putting consumers in
charge of the telemarketing calls they get at home. The Federal Government
created the national registry to make it easier and more efficient for you
to stop getting telemarketing sales calls you don't want.
If you live in a state west of the Mississippi River (including Minnesota
or Louisiana), you can call toll-free, 1-888-382-1222 (TTY
1-866-290-4236), from the number you wish to register. Phone registration
will open to the entire nation on July 7. Registration is free.
The Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and
the states will begin enforcing the National Do Not Call Registry on Oct.
1, 2003. That's when consumers who put their numbers on the registry by
31, 2003 will notice a downturn in the number of telemarketing
calls they get. Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry
will stop most, but not all, telemarketing calls.
Not Call Registry Web site contributed to this report.