Scam Alert

The National Do Not Call Registry will never call you

If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry, hang up immediately.

The National Do Not Call Registry website, found at www.donotcall.gov, allows visitors to register a phone number, verify a registration and submit a complaint against a telemarketer.

The National Do Not Call Registry website, found at www.donotcall.gov, allows visitors to register a phone number, verify a registration and submit a complaint against a telemarketer.

The Federal Trade Commission has posted the following warning on the registry website:

“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 you should not respond to these calls.”

The website, www.donotcall.gov, allows citizens to register their phone numbers, thereby limiting the telemarketing calls they receive. Telemarketers covered by the National Do Not Call Registry have up to 31 days from the date a phone number is registered to stop calling.

Tip: To protect themselves and their assets, citizens should never provide information to a caller asking for sensitive data such as date of birth, Social Security number and account numbers.