What can I do to prevent unwanted telemarketing calls?
Agency: Public Utilities Commission
To prevent unwanted telemarketing calls, there are two Do-Not-Call Lists you can join. One is maintained by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and applies to consumer merchandise telemarketers. The United States Government Federal Trade Commission (FTC) maintains the other. We suggest you enter your name on both Do Not Call Lists.
Direct Marketing Association Do Not Call List.
To add your name and number to the Direct Marketing Association Do-Not-Call List, write to:
Telephone Preference Center
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 1559
Carmel, NY 10512
Federal Trade Commission Do Not Call List
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has also created a Do-Not-Call List, which makes it easier for you to stop getting telemarketing calls. You can register online at www.donotcall.gov or by calling toll-free 1-888-382-1222, TTY 1-866-290-4236, from the telephone number you wish to register. Registration is free.