Do Not Call registrations don’t expire

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Someone pretending to be from the FTC is sending out fake emails telling people that their Do Not Call registration is expiring. The emails use the FTC’s logo and send people to a phony Do Not Call website to register their numbers again.

Don’t buy it. Do Not Call registrations never expire. Once you add a number to the Do Not Call Registry, you don’t need to register it again -- ever. We only remove your number when it’s disconnected and reassigned, or if you ask us to remove it.

Not on the Registry yet? You can add your phone number at or by calling 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register. Learn more about the Do Not Call Registry in our FAQs.

Are you already on the Registry and still getting a lot of unwanted calls? Odds are, many of those calls are from scammers. Check out our article on blocking unwanted calls to learn more about what you can do.

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All day long I continue to receive calls regarding Paying Student My Student Loan. I never went to College. When I select the option to speak with someone and tell them that, they hang up on me. I block the number everytime, they just call back on a different number. I must get at least 12-15 calls a day. How do I stop this?

The Do Not Call list is a phenomenal failure. I keep getting 4-5 robocalls a day attempting to scam me into debt reduction and other schemes. It is worse than before I signed on the Do Not Call list. FTC is not doing their job of going hard after these low lives and the companies that enable them to run their robocall operations. Shame!

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My mobile number has been registered on Do Not Call Registry reg.aspx since 2011. I have heard rumors that fines to the callers are $700 per violation. There appears to be NO enforcement because since then I continue to receive unwanted calls without limit or recourse. NO clear and effective complaint procedure or other remedy is available at this site. Either this agency needs to clearly publish effective remediation procedures or stop misleading consumers and shut down.

Once your number is registered,you can report unwanted calls at

The FTC compiles the phone numbers people complain about and release them each business day. This helps telecommunications carriers and other industry partners that are working on call blocking solutions. Many call blocking tools rely on blacklists, the databases of phone numbers that have been reported as the source of illegal calls. Even if a scammer fakes caller ID information — so the number you see isn’t the scammer’s real number — reporting it can make a difference. Call blocking technologies also can help prevent this kind of spoofed traffic.

I put mine on the do not call list and it works wonderful. For both my home and my cell phone

This registry does little good and seems not to work. Government employee efficiency at work!


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