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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: Eco Health Solution
Phone call tonight stating that Mr or Mrs ...had won a prize from a survey that had been entered in the last year. I asked the caller what the name of the person was who entered the survey and she said it was my last name and my number. I knew something was wrong as no one would enter a survey that way and she could not tell me where they survey had been completed. She asked if I was declining my $300 gift credit and I said yes.
Caller name: SSI
Has been calling for the past week every 20 minutes. Tell them there is no need for them to be calling an yet tonight they have called 6 times all different number but same place. These people don't get the hint or the clue.
Caller name: Vystar
They called and I answered they said they were Vystar and stated it wasnt a sales call and kept asking me if someone has an account with them. I told them no 3 times. They continued to ask if there was anyone else in my house who would want to talk. I believe this is the scam where they try to get you to say "yes" so they can record your voice saying that and steal your identity. The voice talking sounded automated too. Be aware!!!
Caller name: Bath
Been calling me for a few months. Even called my brother in another state. They claim I owe for a payday loan from 2012. They could not send me information on it as they said they sent it out again. I stated that I would have my lawyer and accountant call them back. This is when " Beth" got upset and asked why I need them to call her I said well if I am being sued you will want to talk to my lawyer and my accountant handles all my finances and if they messed up they will be able to fix the issue right away. Beth hung up on me once I asked for her extension so they could call her to get correct information.
Caller name: She won't say who she is.
This person keeps calling and asking for my address but won't say who she is or why she wants that information. I have a cell phone, so it's not even legal for an advertiser to call me. I'm assuming it's some kind of scam.
Caller name: Wouldnt tell me
Middle eastern caller (sounded like a call center) called my cell for my husband. I repeated what she said and she screamed "f**k you" into the phone and hung up. I attempted to call back and it states the number is not in service.
Caller name: No name left
Saying they are taking legal action. But does no say for what. Called back 3 times at 6 minutes of holding time on each call. Then the call just shuts down. I left them a text message and told them to text me with "ALL" the information regarding legal action. I then wrote I will take take their information to look at.
Caller name: pyramid scheme
This scammer repeatedly calls numbers on the national do not call list in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They fail to have an operator on the line when the call is answered, an additional violation of the TCPA. The scammer plays a recorded message without an operator on the line, yet further violating the TCPA. They fail to provide a phone number or physical address when asked, still further violating the TCPA. Their recording states that the victim requested information about their plan to make the victim tens of thousands of dollars every week, which the victim has not requested. In fact, the victim has told the scammer multiple times to remove their number from the scammers pyramid scheme list. It is clear from their recording that this is a pyramid scheme. Do not provide this scammer with any financial information.
I received a call and a female recorded voice left me a voicemail and said the IRS has issued an arrest for me for tax fraud.
I received a call and a female recorded voice left me a voicemail and said the IRS has issued an arrest for me for tax fraud.
Keeps calling and doesn't leave message...I called it back with a *67 before my number....the person stated "(unintelligible) Services, this call may be recorded, this is Gary" then I hung up......my name is on the DoNotCall list as well.....
Caller name: Pyramid Scheme - Kelly
This scammer continues to call numbers on the do not call list violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They continue to place these calls after repeatedly being asked to stop further violating the TCPA. They fail to have an operator on the line when the call is answered, and play a recorded message without an operator on the line, additional violations of the TCPA. Their recording states that the victim has been selected to make tens of thousands of dollars every month just by using the caller's marketing scam. This is clearly a pyramid scheme. Do not provide this scammer with any personal information.
Caller name: Unknown
Caller calls with no ID : Unknown Caller
Leaves legal threats if you do not call the
Number have your attorney return his call
Time Sensitive immediately or face Legal
Consequences. I was at Church for Wed.
Night Service and my Attorney does not answer after hour calls.
Caller name: US Reserve Bank
Claiming that the government is offering a select few that have been out of work and are single mothers who have their bills paid up a bail out - once in a life time of $8400.00 but asked that you buy ITunes cards in the sum of 200.00 as a registration card and that that money would be returned by being added to the $8400.00 and then said that a $900.00 state to state tax had to be paid first and that the code on the back of the cards were to be given to them as a verification of who we are. Then they asked how we would like to be paid either Western Union, or straight to our checking account. Once I stated that the check should have been mailed direct they said it was a matter of privacy due to the large sum of money and that it was safer this way but not to tell anyone. I am currently out of the $200.00 and reported the lost to the bank which was aware of the fraud happening to others and that a claim should be filed to recover the money but there may be some gray areas, Please BEWARE!!!
Caller name: wine club scam
This scammer calls numbers on the national do no call registry in violation of the Telephone Consume Protection Act. They further violate the TCPA by failing to have an operator on the line when the call is answered, and still further by playing a recording without an operator on the line. They fail to provide an address and phone number when asked, yet further violating the TCPA. Their recording states that the victim has been selected to receive free bottles of wine and an opportunity to make a full-time income selling wine in the victim's area using their marketing scam. Do not provide this scammer with any personal information.
Caller name: Senior Benefits Team
These people have called me five times today. Twice they hung up on my voicemail. I asked them to stop calling me yesterday. I've answered three more times today and they hang up. How can I get them to stop??
This number has called 3 times in 2 days. Never leaves a msg. Callback gives a recorded message asking to press 1 to place your number on do not call list. Maybe that really puts you on the scammers 'got a live one' list ?
Caller name: Scarborough research
Rude......obscene/profane.....calls at very inappropriate times......refuses to remove my number from calling list......laughs at any hint of reporting them, calling the people at the oversight governmental agencies idiots, stupid, incompetent, etc., and claiming that they will never be caught.....claims to be a different type of company each of the few times I have answered the phone.....will answer no more......am investigating the possibility of criminal harassment charges
Caller name: carpet masters
This F in people keep calling all hours, I am sick of this,
They claim to be carpet masters, but when you call back, they claim to be some school, that want you to come study some class and they want money and your CC INfo
Caller name: IRS
They say they are from the IRS, there are fraud charges against you, and a warrant has been issued for your arrest. He said he was calling from Washington, but the phone number is a landline from Virginia. Every time I get a call from this place, it's always an Iranian person. If you have any doubts when receiving this call, contact the actual IRS.
Caller name: Unidentifiable
I did not answer the call, they left no message, but after reading several complaints it appears calls from this number are computer scam artists...trying to gain access to computers to either scam people out of money or plant a virus to scam you later...
Caller name: pertaing a complaint
This number called.my.sister looking for me said they need.serve me I called it and they gave a number that was 18884282460 they had all my info demanding money so went on the internets.look it up.it.was.a scam please do smithing about this I think I'm hacked
Caller name: Did not say
They called my # and talked about how they were going to kill me.....that's what was on the message they left.....tried to call them back said the # i dialed was a non-working #. Also i keeped the recording to take to police and a lawyer for they threat they made on my life...........
Caller name: Kevin William
Call threatening that I will have a warrant for my arrest for something I didn't do. Was very rude. Told me he would call my employer to tell them I am a criminal. I told him I work, go to school, and take care of my kids I didn't do anything and there is no evidence that he could tell me on the allegations he was accusing me on. Then asked for there company name so I can report them to the clerk of courts and he hung up on me and never answered again.
Caller name: United Breast Cancer
The caller was a recording, and said "your harder to get ahold of, than my children when it's time to clean there rooms." They had never called me before. They were very insistent on a donation commitment over the phone. I told them I may be able to commit to $20, but I'd have research their company first. Then I was transferred to someone else, and they kept trying to get my credit card information from me, I hung up on them. They've tried calling several times since. BEWARE PEOPLE!!!
Caller name: Payton
Payton called offering to help sell.my vehicle that I have listed on Craig's list, even though I selected "do not contact me with other offers or solicitations." First time he said to call 888-941-6515. Then 2 days later, and again 2 days after that, said to call 540-904-4838.
I got a call from this number for afordable health inshurance and got transform over to another porson who gave me a quote that I said I could not aford and the lady got very rude and said I was wasting her time. EXCUSE Me!
This is a scam "get outta debt free" company. After already establishing my payments for my student loans, this company started calling me with false claims. I called them 3 times to be taken off of their call list. The first 2 operators hung up on me as soon as I asked. The 3rd asked my name, didn't even verify the spelling of it, I heard typing in the background, said I was all set and hung up. I called back to speak to a manager but now I'm automatically put on infinite hold as soon as they pick up the phone. Do NOT agree to give these people any money.
Caller name: Mrs Morris
Wants to talk about supply charges on electric bill. Realized it is a scam and refused to participate. Was persistent for me to get a copy of my electric bill so he could get information, I suppose so he could rip me off. Don't fall for this, don't call back if they leave a message.