To address consumer concerns about unwelcome telemarketing calls, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have established a national Do Not Call Registry. The registry applies to all telemarketers (with the exception of certain non-profit and political organizations) and covers both interstate and intrastate telemarketing calls. Commercial telemarketers are not allowed to call you if your number is listed on the registry.
Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm.
The Do Not Call Registry will not prevent all unwanted calls. It does not cover the following:
• calls from organizations with which you have established a business relationship;
• calls for which you have given prior written consent;
• calls which are not commercial or do not include unsolicited advertisements;
• calls by or on behalf of tax-exempt non-profit organizations.
Consumers may register their residential telephone number on the national Do Not Call Registry at no cost by telephone or on the Internet. To register by telephone, consumers may call 1-888-382-1222. For TTY call 1-866-290-4236. You must call from the phone number you wish to register. You may also register by Internet athttps://www.donotcall.gov/. Inclusion of your telephone number on the national Do Not Call Registry will be effective within 30 days following your registration. Please be aware that if you have a wireless phone, you may also register the wireless phone number on the registry.