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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 had 5 messages on answering saying they were IRS and this was my last notice before filing suit against me
Caller name: Clarissa
They actually called multiple times and told me that I have a warrant or for my arrest to go to prison for 5 years. All my property was seized and my drivers license was cancelled. Oh, and that they need my lawyers information because of three lawsuit the IT'S started against me.
Caller name: Pretended to be IRS
Scammer called and left 6 messages today. Claimed to be the IRS giving a "final notice" about a lawsuit filed against "you" (as if notice of lawsuits is by phone), and giving 870 277 0315 as a number to call.
Caller name: Committee Capitol Bank
Mr. Briggs left a message and said he need me or my representing attorney to call him regarding my lending (mumbled something) solutions. He said he need to go over options of the programs that are available. He stated this needs to be taken care of to stop further escalation. He stated I need to call 855-334-4196 x 1246297.
I returned Mr. Briggs gave my name and a possible number he called. He could not locate any information and told me that I had to come up with more phone numbers. He was very rude. I advised him that I gave him the number he called he told me to call him back with the right number.
Caller name: unk
this number has been calling for a week at least 2-4 times a day. today they called 5 times.
there needs to be something done about these calls, I am very sick and each time the call disturbs me.
when I find out I am going to sue the company for HARRASMENT!
Caller name: FS Investment
Not sure. Woman on the line said she was from FS Investment, calling about stockholder meeting in Philadelphia in July 2017.
Regarding a vote. She implied we had stock in this company. Person she asked for was not phones owner. The whole call was sketchy.
Caller name: Todd of Fulfillment Department
Robocall. Left message on answering machine. Todd of Fulfillment Department saying my Medical Alert System is now ready and to just press # to make delivery arrangements, etc. CID showed IDF Financing. (Spoofed #?)
left voice mail not grammatically correct but threatened legal action
That you will be taken under custody by the local cops as there are 4 serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 475-209-5708 I repeat 475-209-5708 thank you...
Caller name: Miller Law Firm
Stated that I owe money to pay loans, that I have a warrant attachment was sent with e mail. That the government will hold my social security number, get ahold of my employer. Plus sent a text message telling me to look into my mail marked spam, junk.
Caller name: IRS/ officer Kenny
bullied, threatened, imprisonment, jail time, demanded immediate payment to hold off any immediate law suit/jail time. said to pay with gov. prepaid card if that's not available to pay with iTunes gift card
Caller name: Kemper & Associates
I've been getting calls from scammers lately and this seems to be another one. They call and haven't left a voicemail but if you call back it's an automated message and then nothing. The last scammer call I got had old bank account info, my old address and everything. Thankfully I didn't budge on the fact that the bill they were trying to collect on was from several years prior and it was paid off. I'll be blocking this number.
They called 7 times today and hang up every time I answer I have hit the 1 that it says to put you on the do not call list I am getting very pissed they have woke me up 3 times today these calls started at 745 this morning then all day so far today the last call was 745 pm I want them to stop
Caller name: carol
called 3 times today. This looks like a rent to buy scam. If I'm around the next time the call I'll pick-up and blow a whistle over the phone. I'm tired of these lazy people who don't want to work, and just live off other people. Scum of the earth
Caller name: not stated
They call constantly, I do not answer the phone as I have machine on, hate annoying calls
never leaves voice mail, they called today, every 5 minutes at least 3 calls
they call in the day, mostly evening starting at 6pm and ongoing till about 10pm
I think they should be fined for harassment
can we file a civil action complaint
Caller name: Medic Alert
Caller named "Josh" claims to be from a medic alert and you are on a recorded line. He states "Can you hear me ok?" Do not answer. Josh could be a Russian hacker looking for your information. The Russians are trying to infiltrate US phone lines/accounts/government.
Caller name: Unknown
They asked for my daughter, I asked what it was about. Thry said they are the parts/service center for chevy. My daughter doesn't own a chevy. They called again an hour later saying they were with Land Rover!! These people are amazingly irritating
Caller name: IRS Investigation Dept.
I called the actual Dept. Of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service. The IRS will not call you, they will provide a letter for documentation always. This is a scam. This company had my tax information which bothers me. Laides and Gents seriously get Lifelock.
Caller name: ERS
This is a scam. "Emily" called and said she was trying to serve a summons in my county in Wyoming. If I didn't get served there will be a warrant issued for my arrest. I did call 716-478-4110 and talke to Bill Casey. He told me it was an outstanding payday loan from Payday Loan Yes. Ive never even heard of these people nor do I take out payday loans. I called the attorney general and he gave me info for the banking division in my state, This really shakes a person up.
This man has been calling for several months. As everyone has stated, he has a very heavy accent and is very persistent. He calls some days as many as 10 times, and there seems to be no way of stopping these nuisance calls. He has been told that his services are not needed, but he continues to call on a regular basis. Today he shut down my computer and I have tried unsuccessfully to get it to work. As an elderly person, it saddens me that this man is allowed to do this to people, and there is no recourse for his actions.
The message sounded much like
"Legal Affairs of US Treasury Department of enforcement (taxation?) which has been executed by the US Treasury Department regarding a tax fraud against your name. Ignoring this will be an intentional attempt to avoid an initial appearance before a magistrate, judge, or grand jury for a criminal..............
Call 405-551-2890. Hope to hear from you soon before the charges are pressed against you."
Caller name: recorder says agent will be right with you
RECORDER FORWARDS YOU TO A WOMAN (2ND TIME I HAVE SPOKEN TO HER) SHE ANSWERS HER PHONE HELLO. NOT PROFESSIONAL FOR, AS SHE STATES, A PRESIDENTAL REALTOR. WHEN ASK AN AGENT FOR WHAT SHE ANSWERS BY SAYING WHO IS CALLING. ASKED AGAIN, SAME QUESTION BACK. TOLD ABOUT THE CALLS FROM HER NUMBER WITH NO ONE ON THE LINE. FIRST TIME SHE CALLED AND I CALLED HER BACK I WENT THROUGH THE SAME PROCESS.
Caller name: Officer Kimberly Jones badge: 4165
"Officer Kimberly Jones from Legal Affairs of US Treasury Department of enforcement (taxation?) which has been executed by the US Treasury Department regarding a tax fraud against your name. Ignoring this will be an intentional attempt to avoid an initial appearance before a Majesty, judge, or grand jury for a criminal..."(I stopped taking notes)
Hope to hear from you soon before the charges are pressed against you."
female automated voice
Caller name: Kimberly Jones badge no.: 4165
"Officer Kimberly Jones from Legal Affairs of the US Treasury Department enforcement taxation which has been executed by the US Treasury regarding a fraud against your name. Ignoring this will be an intentional attempt to avoid an initial appearance before a majestry, judge or grand jury....
Hope to hear from you soon before the charges are pressed against you."
- Female automated call
Caller name: Internal Revenue Service
I received a call from this number and a prerecorded message stated that I was to call the IRS back at this number because there was a lawsuit being filed against me. When I called back they wanted my name and when I asked what the information they had on me say my name was. He rattled off a whole houseful of people that apparently used to have my home phone number. I explained tp him that he had the wrong number and that we both knew he was not from the IRS. At that point he stopped responding.
Caller name: Integrated Services
They are calling making threats in regards to an unpaid loan. They are threatening. They won't give any information out about themselves and when I was down to my last 2 payments all of sudden my payments to them we being "returned" as NSF. They never even put the payments through, so it would like a default so I had to pay more money.
They yelled and screamed at me from the second I returned their call. It is harassing phone calls telling me they are going to garnish my wages, etc.
Caller name: Said he was from Microsoft
Kept saying I had malware or viruses or something, did not appreciate his insistence about this, never said anything about how to fix problem. I hope I will not get billed for this phone call or something else. Help!
Caller name: PSV Health Sciences
This company placed an unauthorized charge of $74.00 on my credit card. I had to replace my card and dispute the charge.
When I called 888-240-6317, to complain, I reached a place called Rennasance Retirement. They had never heard of me, or me of them. I keep excellent records, and am very vigilant, glad I caught this when I did. I just hope I can get my money back or have the charge removed.