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Consumers helping consumers fight phone spam.
CallerCenter.com is a free consumer complaints board for reporting telephone calls. Report suspicious phone numbers to the world. Use the search box to see if someone has already reported the number. After filing a complaint here, we suggest you also file a complaint with the authorities and learn how to get the caller's name and address. Make your voice be heard.
United States: National Do Not Call Registry
While the DNC list is not growing at the same rate as when it first launched in 2003, more and more people are signing up every day. At the end of 2010, the FCC report estimates approximately 672 million phone numbers are assigned to a person or company. The FTC also estimates that over 183 million numbers were on the National Do Not Call list by 2010. From these numbers, it is estimated that over 25% of the assigned phone numbers in the US are signed up for the National Registry. A report by the Bush Administration in 2007 estimates that up to 72% of Americans had registered on the list. During the same period, the CTIA estimates approximately 303 million of those phone numbers were wireless meaning that approximately 45% of issued numbers are wireless. While wireless numbers do not need to be included on the registry to avoid unsolicited calls, consumers may still add their wireless number to the list. FCC regulations prohibit the use of automatic dialers from calling cellular numbes under any circumstance. Learn more about the Do Not Call list including how to sign up. Since 2005, any number added to the Natiional Registry will remain unless the number becomes invalid, disconnected, reassigned, or the owner of the number requests removal.
Popularity by State
The map below shows the number of registrations on the DNC list per 100k residents as of Sept 2016.
Recorded Messages: The Rise of the Robocall
While the growth of new registrations has slowed, the number of complaints filed is growing every year. Over 5 million complaints were filed with the FTC in 2016 - more than ever before.
On September 1, 2009, the National Registry began accepting all complaints regarding calls using a recorded message, regardless of the registration status of the called number. As you can see from the graphs below, a great deal of those complaints were filed against auto-dialed calls that play a recorded message (aka. robocalls). While around 43% of complaints reported in 2010 were due to robocalls, that percentage skyrocketed over the next few years to 64% in 2016.
Total Complaints by Year
Complaints for Recorded Messages
* Stats are only available prior to Oct 2016. The remainder of the year is estimated.
The DNC list will not stop all unsolicited calls. The following types of calls are still legal.
- The registry applies to residential lines only (no business lines can be registered)
- Calls from political organizations
- Calls from non-profits
- Calls for surveys
- Calls from companies which the consumer contacted in the past 31 days unless the company is asked not to call
- Calls from debt collectors
Canada: National Do Not Call List
The Canadian Do Not Call list has been administered by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) since 2006. Like the DNC list in the US, phone numbers do not need to be resubmitted, but there are exemptions for some unsolicited calls like charities, political organizations, pollsters, and businesses with a prior relationship just like in the US. In addition to registering with the national list, Canadians are encouraged to request to be added to each internal company's list of numbers not to call each time they receive an unwanted call. Click here to add your number to DNC CA
United Kingdom: Telephone Preference Service (TPS)
The TPS was introduced in 2009 and revised in 2003. It is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcomm), enforced by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and run by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Like the Do Not Call lists of the US and Canada, resubmitting or renewing a number already on the list is not necessary. Unlike other countries, the TPS prohibits charities, voluntary organizations, and political parties from making calls to numbers on the TPS with prior consent to do so. However, exceptions do exist for debt collectors. They are not required to screen the numbers that they call through the TPS. Learn more about the Telephone Preference Service including how to sign up.
I got a voicemail stating this guy was from the IRS and that if I didn't call back in 24 hours the local cops would come and arrest me. I tried to call the number and got static and then I tried again it said the person was unavailable. Then I looked up the number and found out it was a scam!
Caller name: Unassigned
Keeps calling supposedly calling to "help me choose my healthcare." I have chosen my healthcare provider long ago. Have told them to stop calling/remove my number ( it is on Do Not Call Registry). They keep calling.
Caller name: Unkown
They keep calling and do not leave a message. I have blocked them as this is so irritating! My number is on the DoNotCall list as well as the DoNotCalll list of the State of Florida. So sick of spam calls!
Even worse than scammers and telemarketers that don't follow the DNC, are lazy bureaucrats at the FCC, FTC (and all other government agencies) whom fail to enforce the DNC.
These worthless government leeches are getting paid for not doing their jobs. As long as the ignorant American public continue to finance an extremely overbloated government, without any semblance of accountability and oversight, these problems will continue.
Called me about trying to consolidate student loans. Had to press 1 for live operator or 5 to disconnect. Did not get name of company but they asked if I had any student loans, which I don't, and I asked why they were calling me since I don't. Promptly hung up on me.
District of Columbia
Rec'd pink postcard offering assistance in getting Medicare back or knee brace.
I was told to call 855-631-2676. Others on this blog say its a scan to your personal info.
I DID NOT respond.
Dale in Michigan
Caller name: The Pain Center
I received a pink card in my mailbox saying that it was urgent information. It also said that their office was trying to reach me regarding my eligibility for a medicare and insurance covered back or knee support system and that the status was pending. They did not put a return address on the pink card but the phone number 1-855-631-2676 with release code: 45757-373 and claim deadline: June 1, 2017. This is definitely a complete SCAM. I had fallen for their phone call once many years ago and I will not fall for this, EVER!!!
Caller name: Caller: Melanie Calloway
I received an email through my Mary Kay web page from a woman named Melanie Calloway from California who claims to be a free lance make-up artist coming to town for a movie shoot with Paramount Pictutes. she is claiming she is unable to otder on-line because the art director wants to pay for the make-up, but she will pick it up when she gets to town. Beware of scams.
This number just called my husband's cell phone and told him he owed $1500.00 to the IRS and that there was a warrant out for his arrest. When my husband confronted the caller, telling him that it was a scam, the caller went silent then transferred the call back to the woman who was first speaking. Do not give them ANY INFO!! This was a scam!!!
When I confronted him he told me to suck his c&#k
Caller name: U.S. Government
Told them it is a wrong number and hung up on him. My general rule of thumb for these types of suspicious calls is to hang up and do the research on the number. If they blocked the number, then it is most likely a scammer.
Caller name: IRS
This number called me claiming to be the IRS a man who said his name was officer Roy (he sounded isralian or something) tried telling me I was being sued because of some audit in 2010, as soon as I told him how is that possible I'm a stay at home mother I was hung up on
Caller name: Duct cleaning
Will not stop calling after several requests for DNC, today I asked to speak with a supervisor and the guy changed his voice and pretended to be the supervisor. I called him on it an he told me to f off and hung up.
Caller name: Lisa Mason
I received a call from 330-931-4018. stating I'm a direct part of a civil case and I needed to contact her immediately. She stated my name again and even gave me the date and time she called.
this is a fraud since I don't owe anything.
Caller name: 870-345-4774
Called, I didn't answer, so I called back, it sound like a woman fro India answered the phone. She ask me what was I calling for, I said I don't know but you just called my house. She then said she was from the IRS, I ask her , her badge #, she rattled off a quick # and I told her that I would contact my local IRS office and see if that is a real # and she hung up. SCAM, don't give any info to these people!!!!
Calls several times a day for about a month now. Phone rings 3 times and then hangs up. I believe the person doesn't want an answering machine to go on as the person will be charged for a completed phone call. His number appears on my TV screen when he calls so I know who is calling so I don't pick up.
Evidence of Colton Woods latest activity. This person has hijacked buses and has caused people to be lates for jobs in the Torrance and Gardena areas in California. He records people without their permission. He discriminates against black people and women. Here is his youtube channel.
http://pasteboard.co/1Zns8UoF9.png [Bad hygiene and called out for it]
http://pasteboard.co/7ElSxyI.png [Attacking Richard]
Caller name: Girlfriend
My boyfriend Colton Wood has repeatedly abused me and his little dog Nibbler. I am very afraid of him and need protection from this monster. Please help me !
A Jason Walker called left a message that he is from the IRS. Said " If I did not hear from you or your attorney, then the only I can do for you is wish you a very good luck......." NO he is NOT from the IRS.... He is a scammer
Caller name: Affordable Health Insurance Agency LLC San Antonio Texas
Call Rosie Ritch she is at this agency. It is important to state Affordable Health Insurance Agency LLC has your number. She will claim its not in their database to cover her a*s. Express disgust... do not give her your name just number. I said i would sue as its 7 am when they called me. Legal solicitor hours are 8 am.
Caller name: Walters G
Get calls everyday, ask for my husband sometimes my daughter but wont leave a message. Spoke to them once and they insisted on me making a paymeny but wouldnt give information what it was for?
District of Columbia
Caller name: Level 3 Communications,Llc-Fl
This phone company also had called me a couple of times.I'm just getting real sick & tired of all the calls coming from this phone company.I just need this phone company to quit with all the calls all the way around.Please resolve this matter in some way.
Caller name: Cellco Partnership Dba Verizon Wireless
Yeah also this phone company had called me all day yesterday & lastnight.& called me at 8pm this phone company actually needs to stop with all the calls.Before I take this alot more futher then I already am.Please look more into this.
Caller name: Metro Pcs, Inc.
Yeah this phone company had called me last night at 7:34pm on a monday night.& I wasn't about to answer it at all.Please reslove & look further into this problem.I want this phone company to quit calling me all the way around.
Caller name: GLOBE OFFER
It was a bit mysterious bec she called me and offered me an add on promo 299 free calls to other network then knows my last bill amount she was a bit convincing but to make it short if its from globe i should receive any message from them so i doubted giving my personal info so i asked her then about it then she said she havent you got it? I said no! Then she said again ok will send you again a message but nothing came, she keeps on forcing you to give your details so i said wait and call me back after 30mins, i have a brother working in globe so i asked him to verify if they have a promo like that and the phone number well he answered me and said they dont have a promo like that even thw number is not from them.. so hope it helps...
Caller name: Frontier
Received a card saying I put in a change of address and to call. Unfortunately, I did call. They asked for my pin and date of birth to verify the account. I started to suspect something was wrong because the "customer service agent" had an American accent and not a foreign accent. He said nothing had changed on my account but wanted to know confirm the amount of my monthly bill.
Caller name: Thunder98
Cruise Scam. Must attend 6hr seminar where you are harrassed and threatened to purchase very expensive products and services. Cruise meals are very minimum, anything remotely better than an old PBJ sandwich is $$$$$$$$. MANY ship services geared at getting $$$$$$$ from you. No return unless attend seminar, no warning of this requirement until you check in your boarding pass.