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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.
Caller name: Unknown--They do not identify themselves & leave no messages
They call a couple of times a day but do not leave a message or callback number with a contact. The calls started the beginning of Feb. 2017 and continue daily for whatever reason.
Calling to say that I had won money from Publisher's Clearing House and I had to send them the tax money in order to collect it. Purely a scam. Calling from Jamaica to collect American tax money? You've got to be kidding!
Caller name: TBD
The 547 area code appears to be a invalid, it may be "spoofed". Phone calls originating from within the 547 area code often turn out to be a telemarketer, a …
Caller name: Marathon, FL
Called at 3:15 am. IRS TAX SCAMMER. They call at this hour on purpose - if they wake you up, you are more likely to be confused and respond to their call, especially elderly people, who they like to prey upon.
Called and talked about security check, TSA or something. No sure what he was talking about. Then he said need to make an appointment to do furnace check. Totally confused as we just had a new furnace. Hung up and called our furnace company. They didn't make the call.
Usual spam/scam pattern. my home answering machine picks up, a robotic voice comes on, "hello this is Courtney..." When I don't respond there is awhile of silence, no message left before 'caller" hangs up. Number is under the name of "Judith M Jones".
Kieth the thief...
This is a general warning to the VW and pinball community about an individual
whom has been posting fictitious pinball machines and VWs for sale. He then
posts slanderous warnings that his competition is fraudulent. Many
person have had their time and business interrupted by this incessant
Kieth R Duncan (aka SBC) is a cyber thug megalomaniac who peddles
pinball, video games, VWs, SF 49ers and UO Ducks football collectibles
on Facebook and other sites. He has no other purpose in life than to
spend 12-15 hours a day harassing strangers and families online.
Kieth has been stalking me every day for over 2 years. I have filed
over a dozen police reports. The first time I encountered him was when
I posted a wanted ad. Kieth threatened to burn down my house because I
was infringing on his turf. He then threatened to murder my mom, etc.
I have spoken to many people whom have been terrorized by this
individual. They tell me horror stories about how he posts their names
and phone numbers. What is scary is this man has a violent criminal
history and my investigator says he is a licensed foster parent.
Kieth tells numerous sob stories to con unsuspecting people out of
their goods for pennies on the dollar such as his wife Anna is dying
of lung cancer and on chemotherapy. When you investigate the facts you
will find out that his wife is a junkie and not being treated for
Kieth lives at 62O3 SE Hazel Avenue, Portland Oregon 97206. He is
always trying to lure people to his house with fake ads. When people
go there they are shocked to find out that Kieth is a raging pervert
as well. There is a big sign out front of his house warning people.
Kieth's posts can always be easily identified. He always types in ALL
CAPS and has terrible spelling. He is always raging about someone
else's wanted ads because he is very greedy and must have every deal
to himself. Kieth uses public computers to over post and spam.
Kieth claims to work for Portland Pinball repair and The Amusement
Doctor LLC although they say they have never heard of him. Keith has a
gutter mouth an his rants are tasteless and immature for a man in his
50's. He is grey haired and balding with many missing teeth.
Please do not entertain this plankton for your own sake. Whatever you
do; do not allow him to ascertain your personal information unless you
want it posted under local news and every other CL category with
blasphemous lies every day for the next two years. He is a real troll.
Kieth R Duncan SBC is the most insidious jackass to ever plague the
internet. You are strongly advised to avoid this criminal at all
costs. Flag his hypocritical rants about others phishing for personal
information. That is actually what he is doing with all his hate
Kieth has hijacked my mother Sally Luceros name. If you get an email
from Sally Lucero that is Kieth Duncan not my mom. My mom is almost 80
and does not use the internet. I also have a younger sister with
cerebral palsy. Kieth has been posting that she is a "r****d".
Kieth has posted pictures of my house, mother and sister in a
wheelchair on hundreds of times. Kieth posted under the
wanted section of CL that he needed to buy a VW Bus to "haul his
retarded sister around" and pasted an image of my sister in his post.
Kieth has sent hundreds of people to our house for free firewood that
does not exist. Kieth has sent the police and DCS to my home with fake
reports. Kieth Duncan AKA "SBC" is the biggest white trash felony
flats jerk in the entire city. Do yourself a favor and avoid this
Thank you for reading and have a good day :)
- A VICTIM OF KIETH DUNCAN "SBC
No problem "Joey and Sally Lucero" all of these false complaints you put all over the Internet about me that are actually about you have been reported to your parole officer so when you get out of jail March 6th you might get yanked back in you need to quit harassing people ....you've been doing this to me and my family since the day after Christmas of 2015
Caller name: Tony Bray Google Advertising
Called trying to sell me advertising on Google. Was slow to get to his point of calling and ended up wasting over an hour of my time. He got aggressive when I was hesitant to purchase and basically made me feel like I was an idiot for not understanding his great opportunity he was presenting me with. When I told him I could not afford his offer he hung up on me. He was very rude and I would not recommend taking a call from man.
Caller name: verizon ?
.....11/20/2016 the date this call was initially made to me phone
i was having constant issues...and still am with verizon ...one major problem is the voice mail...doesnt work. ive called 90 times, they sent a new phone from verizon store..but it was exactly the same problems.
ive been sorting and finally called this number back:
the recording said "your surfing window may have expired. goodbye"
my patience certainly has.
Caller name: Indian scammer posing as Dell tech customer support
From now on, I will research whether a company outsources their customer service Dept overseas -India in particular - before purchasing any product from them.
Not only are those companies outsourcing jobs which take jobs away from Americans for their own profit and greed, they put their customer's financial security at risk with their lack of securing their customer's information.
A Dell computer is definitely NOT a must-have. There are many other alternatives where my purchasing the product would not expose my personal information for it to get into the dirty hands of unscrupulous scammers to harass me with rampant phone calls attempting financial extortion.
Caller name: Indian scammer
Dell is enabling FINANCIAL TERRORISM of their customers. To this date, although Dell is aware of criminal Indian scammers using their customer database, they still haven't done anything to stop this scam that has been going on for many years and new customers are still getting scammed. Their tech customer support dept. is still outsourced to India and they have done nothing to secure their customers' information.estate
Caller name: Property preservation/ lawn care
Goes by Zach jones. Real name chris white married to Nikita white. These two run scams and rip women off. His wife is in on it! Runs fake property preservation business. Beware!
Caller name: IRS
Caller uses various numbers. Claim to be IRS. Will not stop calling and refuses to answer when I call back. Wouldn't this constitute as impersonating a federal agency; therefore, be a federal crime? I highly suggest the NSA get involved with these types of people and protect the citizens of the United States.
Caller name: Nps Canada scam
You make a lot of promises you never keep. Once they lock you in with them if you get anything they promised you ,you have to fight and I mean fight for it. I was told I would be paid for any cancellation fees from my previous company and it amounted to 300.00. Now listen to this after fighting for over a YEAR they sent me instalments of 100.00 each over a 4 month period. I had to keep emailing asking for the next one. Right now I am fighting for my free year on the rental of my terminal and I will not give up. I wish I could post all the emails that have been exchanged between me and someone in there office cause it is unbelievable the bull. I keep telling her I am not going away and I will NEVER give up. So people the best advice I give to anyone in business out there stay away from this company . View Gripe »
Caller name: None shown on caller ID
There is not any area code in the US that is 558. I blocked the call but they still try to call. It rings once but that is still annoying. I have tried to find the country with an area code of 558 but came up with nothing. Block them. Don't answer their calls.
Caller name: Treasury department
started leaving a message before my voice mail shut off... Stated I needed to get in touch with them before they turned me over to the U.S. Treasury department. They've also called my daughter-in-law and my son's phone (who is deployed).
Embarrassed to say, this is a 'find my phone' number. You find on the internet to make your phone ring so you can find it. So I did. then later, blonde me looked up this number. short memory.. gosh
Caller name: Wheresmycellphone.com
Don't feel bad I've done that too! Within a 15 min period! Lol. I'm like.. who the back is calling me after 1 a.m. from MA? Lol. This is a great free service! I use it quite often...because I'm always losing my phone.
Caller name: "Safe Home" or something to that effect.
Probably a scam, or a sales call for some wildly overpriced service that they offer. I didn't answer, but I googled the phone number and found comments of this nature. Added to my blocked number list, as they called several times over the last week or two.
Receive this call all the time, and last night they tried to hijack my phone. The answering machine picked up, every time I lifted the handset after that my phone started to dial unknown numbers. I unplugged my answering machine and phone for ten minutes and all is back to normal. Added the number to block list again. Contacted ATT and got a run around.
Caller name: Commenity
They been calling me, threatening me with violence and demands of money but never say who it's owed to. Used profanity and threatened to come to my apartment and cause harm to my estranged husband and my 12 children. DO NOT ANSWER!!!
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Caller name: TESYTUT
Max Testo XL
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Caller name: Windows Technical Support - Jenny
Cold call. The caller wants you to install TeamViewer so that they can take over your computer for a while to remove a serious virus... haha, or install some malicious software I'm guessing.
Scam Sam Scam
Has called several times. Today, 01/19/17, 0820am. Outrageous. For some reason NOMOROBO does not intercept them?
Caller name: VOIP street
It is "Voice over internet Protocol" company in buffalo, ny and elsewhere. It can be used to "Tap" a cable telephone, as it was with mine, maybe still is with mine.
Do not pick up. Shut off answering machine if happens while you're there.
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Caller name: ?
Has called multiple times and from different numbers saying to call back a.s.a.p. that it is of a time sensitive matter. Then messages started turning into fine your loss what to mess up blah blah was really nuts. Some people need to get a hobby.
Caller name: Unavailable
Everybody knows "Do Not Call" does NOT Work. Try "No More Robot Calls" @ WWW.nomorobo.com. It's a no fee service (for VoiP land lines), eliminated 95 % of my Spam. Check the site . . . it explains how it works and it costs nothing (for land lines) ! [And No, I don't have stock in the company, but I wish I did!]
Caller name: Canadian Diabetes
I have heard it's the Canadian Diabetes, but when I answer there is no one there. I agree with many others , if this is the Canadian Diabetes you probably get a donation from me better if you caller with a human on the other end of the line or had a recording who you are and the reason you are calling
Caller name: United Breast Cancer Center
I have verbally notified these individuals that I am unwilling to participate in their fundraising. Unfortunately, I am averaging three-to-four calls per day with the same request. I am now being harassed to donate/participate and want the calls to stop.
Caller name: just numbers
keeps calling. called at 6:45 tonight, asked for me buy name!!! looked up the number and found all these comments. these people are awful. all time wanting money. we give to legal charities!!!!!
Caller name: Government Grants
Supposedly I was told that I qualified for a government grant, so then call a number and give them passcode then I knew that they're more SCAMMERS. If you fall for this then you will be asked to pay for shipping and handling plus taxes, etc.