Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) started the National Do Not Call Registry in 2003 to limit the number of telemarketing calls consumers receive.
Federal law prohibits most telemarketers from calling any phone number on the registry and requires telemarketers to search the registry every thirty-one days. A telemarketer who ignores the Do Not Call Registry could be fined up to $16,000.
Registration is free and your phone number stays on the registry until it is disconnected and reassigned, or until you choose to remove the number from the registry.
If your number is disconnected and reconnected, you may need to re-register.
Direct your complaints regarding unwanted telemarketing calls to the Federal Trade Commission either by calling 1-888-382-1222 or visiting www.donotcall.gov/Complain/ComplainCheck.aspx.
For additional information or to verify a registration, visit the National Do Not Call Registry Web site.