The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), made effective on October 1, 2003, the National Do Not Call Registry. It was created in an effort to help consumers limit the receiving of telemarketing calls.

This registry will not prevent all unwanted calls.

  • For instance, it will not prevent calls: from organizations which you have an established business relationship with in the preceding 18 months,
  • for which you have given prior written consent. that are not commercial or do not include unsolicited advertisements. 
  • by or on behalf of tax exempt, non-profit organizations.

Please note:

  • Telemarketers are only required to update their lists quarterly, as a result, it may take up to three months before there is a noticeable reduction in the amount of telemarketing calls received.
  • You must re-register with the National Do Not Call Registry every five years.
  • You must re-register any changes to your phone listing or other new numbers. for more information, or to register:
    • You may add your residential phone or wireless number by visiting: www.donotcall.gov -or
    • Call: 1.888.382.1222, or for TTY users:1.866.290.4236, from the telephone number that you want added or removed.

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