The Do Not Call Registry 1/14/2014
What is the Do Not Call Registry?
Under Idaho law, it is now illegal for telemarketers to call Idaho phone numbers registered on the National Do Not Call Registry. The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. 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. Calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors are still permitted, as well as calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls.
The National Do Not Call Registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency. It is enforced by the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and state law enforcement officials. The registry was created to offer consumers a choice regarding telemarketing calls. The FTC’s decision to create the National Do Not Call Registry was the culmination of a comprehensive, three-year review of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), as well as the Commission’s extensive experience enforcing the TSR over seven years. The FTC held numerous workshops, meetings, and briefings to solicit feedback from interested parties and considered over 64,000 public comments, most of which favored creating the registry. You can review the entire record of the Rule review at www.ftc.gov/bcp/rulemaking/tsr/tsrrulemaking/index.htm.
How can I register on the No Call list?
You can register your home or mobile phone number(s) for free. Your registration will be effective for five years. You can register your phone number(s) on the National Do Not Call Registry by clicking here: www.donotcall.gov
How can I file a Do Not Call complaint?
If your number has been on the National Do Not Call Registry for at least 31 days and you receive a call from a telemarketer that you believe is covered by the National Do Not Call Registry, you can file a complaint at the registry’s website at www.donotcall.gov or by calling the registry’s toll-free number at 1-888-382-1222 (for TTY, call 1-866-290-4236).
To file a complaint, you must know either the name or the phone number of the company that called you. You also must provide the date that the company called you and your registered phone number. You may provide your name and address, but it’s not required for you to submit a complaint.