National Do-Not-Call Registry

FTC_DNCIf you’ve noticed that you’re receiving telemarketing calls again, it may be time to re-register your telephone number with the National Do-Not-Call Registry. You have the right to give or revoke an objection to receiving telephone solicitations. To either re-register or revoke your registration, please call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) or via the Internet at www.donotcall.gov.

The national registry prevents telephone solicitations made for commercial purposes only, and will not prevent telephone solicitations made by a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, for example, for charitable or political purposes. Also, the registry will not prevent calls from companies with whom you may have an established business relationship.

The FCC has defined an established business relationship as one in which the consumer has “a prior or existing relationship” with a company that is formed voluntarily through communications between the company and the consumer on the basis of a purchase or transaction regarding products or services within eighteen (18) months immediately preceding a telephone solicitation, and which has not been previously terminated by either the consumer or the company. Such an established business relationship also exists on the basis of a consumer inquiry regarding a company‚Äôs products or services within three (3) months immediately preceding the date of a telephone solicitation and which has not been previously by either the consumer or the company.