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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.
Caller name: Jose Menchaca
Asked for someone who doesn't live in my house.
Sounded like a debt collector.
Name on caller ID was Jose Menchaca.
Number also looks to be a fake number to hide the actual number from the business making the call.
I have honestly lost count on the number of times that this person has called my phone! I estimate 5-10 times a day for the last few weeks?! I AM ON THE NO CALL RESGISTRY LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IF YOU CALL MY CELL PHONE AGAIN
Promised Land Telemarketing and Robocalls.
Rev. Deborah Powell master telemarketer and robocaller.
Get rich robocall business scams.
For more information call (530) 205 4445 or (530) 205 4441
Caller name: PLWO pyramid scam
Dr. Deborah Powell's new PLWO fundraiser site -
Will call and state they are from "(Your Town Name) Dentist Group", very sketch and secretive. Said they wanted the Doctor to call their manager Chris. When I asked what it was in regards to they said they did not know. Asked to be put on their Do Not Call list but they called again twice.
Caller name: Duke Energy
It's Duke Energy. I missed the call and they did not leave a message. I called the number back and after a recorded message a girl answered. I politely asked to be removed from the call list. Will see if this works.
Caller name: Credit Card Services
Usual scam about lowering my credit card rate and balance. I got to the bathroom by the time a live body got online, held the phone down to the toilet bowl and flushed (gave them a swirlie)
Caller name: Credit card company
Asked me if I was interested in a 0% interest for 24 months..
That I was already approved. Just need my ss# and one credit card info for a balance transfer.
Told them that I work for the state and that I could trace the call.
They told me. Good luck trying and hangup
Caller name: Cardworks
When I answer this call, they hang up. If I let the phone ring, it rings approximately 3 times before they hang up. I have received numerous calls approximately once a day, and the same actions always occur. It will not let me return the call.
Caller name: Sprint
They called from sprints customer care 888#!! Cause i called it back and it went right to sprint! They asked for my zip & my pin .. And if they needed more info theyd call back and its same sprint lady automated voice to i changed all my info so jokes on them! And i notified sprint of this! People beware sprint never does call outs like this and never give your info!
This number is calling several times a day. Every time I answer there is only airy background noise for about 20 seconds, then a hangup. When I tried to call back, it picked up after 1 ring and played a recording that sounded like a standard phone company recording saying, "The number you have reached is disconnected or no longer in service". Very frustrating, because they had just called.
that's what happened to me today... I thought it mightve been about a job because I've been sending resumes out and it said it was a disconnected number... I will be blocking this number
called my cell, left no message... I read an article online that you and I can freeze our credit by contacting the three credit bureaus and paying them each $10. to do so. NO ONE NOT EVEN YOU CAN THEN APPLY FOR CREDIT. When you want to apply for credit just temporarily un- freeze your credit for $10, just the credit bureau that you want to use for the credit app. Then re-freeze your credit for $10 with the same credit bureau, right after your credit line is approved.Your CREDIT PROTECTED!
Caller name: John with Merchant Services
Called at approx. 4:45 am this morning - Caller ID showed Private # & said to call John back. When I called back 800-656-4716 after 7 am PST - I was given option 1 or option 2 to be removed - I chose option 1 because I wanted to speak to someone in charge of this company and let them know that calling my storage facility at 4 am in the morning is not an acceptable business practice and that no we would not be doing business with them as we are already well taken care of. Wouldn't you know it.? After I pressed option 1 - a recording came on after about 3 minutes of being on hold and said "Due to the high volume of calls we are receiving - please leave your name & number and we will return your call." GRRRRR.!!!! Make it stop.!!!!!
Caller Identified as: John With Merchant Services
Caller name: Lisa credit card company
A recording of Lisa with credit card company. They illegally called my cell phone, which is also on the Do-Not-Call list. The NSA monitors and records every phone call on earth, but the useless, bloated FTC and FCC have no idea where billions of illegal robo-calls come from.
Caller name: "US Federal Grants Office"
Individual stated I had been randomly selected to receive US grant money. I asked to be on a no call list. Individual asked if I was crazy. Again, asked to be on a no call list and disconnected call.
Caller name: Safelink
I've asked them on eleven different occasions, over a two day span, to please stop calling and to remove me from the list. The hung up and called right back, blocking the number so that it would say restricted. I am so tired of these calls. The calls that I mentioned above are the ones that I've answered. They call at least six times in an hours time. Please make it stop.
Caller name: Dell
Multiple calls from this number, usually sounds like a call center and an Indian/South Asian voice. Individual claimed he was calling from Dell regarding a dell computer we have, even giving the serial number. We instructed the caller to place us on their do not call list. and they hung up.
Caller name: Marketing material for Real Estate
this person offered a marketing product for Real Estate describing my picture as it is online, I gave my CC to order and a week after fraud was reported on my CC card! Do not give your info to a company that you know nothing about. Research before giving your number. They keep calling from different numbers.
I received an initial call from this number and answered. I could tell it was a human being and not a computerized caller. The one question asked whether or not I had voted in the last presidential election. I replied and the caller thanked me and asked if I would be willing to receive future one question calls regarding politics in the future. I said ok. The next call I received was from a human being who said he was following up on the previous call made to me and would I answer another question. He told me that my answer would be recorded. I said yes. He asked me about whether or not I preferred political decisions to be made at the state or federal level. I replied and the caller thanked me . He then went into a long period of telling me about the role of the Informed Electorate survey and said that it was a start up and in need of funds to continue with collecting information from callers and asked for a $20 donation. I responded that I didn't have the funds available at this time. The caller said I could give him my credit card or checking information and that they would hold off for 45 days before submitting the monetary request. I told them to send me a letter and I would respond to the letter. The caller went on to talk about the added cost of postage and I told him if he wanted me to contribute he would need to send me the letter. He reluctantly agreed and asked that I make sure to respond as soon as I get the letter. He told me the letter would be coming from a third-party entity, which I can't remember at this time. Needless to say, I won't be responding. Once I receive the letter, I'll follow up.
Caller name: Informed electorate
I had the exact same experience but about the third call they asked for money I told them no, that they hadn't told me anything about paying for anything when I agreed to take the political surveys. I told them in no uncertain terms that I wouldn't give them a dime and to take me off their call list. A few weeks later they called again and only asked the survey question. They have called a few times since and only asked their survey question and have never asked for money again. I don't know if they are legitimate or not but as long as they only ask questions I will answer them but I will never give money.
This number rings into my phone everyday including Sunday. Only the number shows up on Caller ID, not even a state name. Whoever it is NEVER leaves a message and I NEVER pick up a call from an unknown number. I have my number of the 'national do not call list' which I suspect it either a joke or simply doesn't function. My voicemail message makes it very clear if a caller wants my attention to leave a name, reason for the call and a 24/7 phone number. This BS is getting old, it's the second time I've changed phones/numbers.
Caller name: 800 SERVICES
Claim to be Chase Fraud, I got disconnected, so called directly to Chase and was connected to the fraud department, who could NOT verify the number that called me. They checked and there was nothing in their system under my card indicating any call was made to my home, which is automatically done by their system. Glad I got disconnected from a potential scam call. Do not trust, better to hang up and make call back to your bank or credit card to get any problems straightened out these days!
Caller name: SOVA Pickup
This number calls at least once a day at my business number. When I answer and mention the business name, they hang up immediately without saying a word. I called the number back and it does take you to a menu for the Special Olympics, but I find it weird that anyone working for them would just hang up without saying they had the wrong number or something along those lines.