Personal cell phones are being included in the new national “Do Not Call” Registry to dissuade telemarketers from contacting the general public across the country. Citizens may register their home or cell phones without cost by calling 888.382.1222. Registration takes less than one minute on the phone.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the California Attorney General have both contributed to the newly established filter against the flagrant calls of telemarketers who previously had no way of knowing those cell phone numbers prior to their release.
The National Do Not Call Registry gives cell phone users a choice about whether or not to receive telemarketing calls in their homes or places of work. Once the cell phone numbers have been added to the Do Not Call Registry for 31 days they should not be calling citizens.
Scammers have been making phone calls claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the Registry. These calls are not coming from the Registry or the Federal Trade Commission and residents should not respond to these calls, according to the FTC.