The National Do Not Call Registry is giving consumers a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. The Federal government created the national registry to make it easier and more efficient for you to stop getting telemarketing calls you don’t want. You may also place your personal cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. The registry has accepted cell phone numbers since it opened for registrations in June 2003. There is no deadline to register a home or cell phone number on the Registry. You can register online at www.donotcall.gov or call toll-free, 1-888-382-1222 (TTY 1-866-290-4236), from the number you wish to register. Registration is free.
Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint by clicking here. The Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the states are enforcing the National Do Not Call Registry. Placing your number on the registry will stop most, but not all, telemarketing calls. You may read more about the Registry at the Federal Trade Commission's website by clicking here.
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.
Congresswoman Foxx is also leading the efforts in Congress to legislate the addition of political robo calls to the National Do-Not-Call Registry and has introduced the Robo Calls Off Phones (Robo COP) Act. You may read more about this bill by clicking here or looking under "sponsored bills."