Do Not Call Registrations Exceed 10 Million

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Since the Do Not Call Registry was launched on Friday, June 27, consumers have registered more than 10 million telephone numbers. “Consumer response has been enthusiastic,” commented Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris. “The highest sustained system access we’ve seen occurred Friday evening between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. EDT when an average of 158 telephone numbers were entered into the system per second.”

On Friday, seven million telephone numbers were logged into the system; Saturday the number slowed to 4.6 million; and Sunday the number was two million. The majority, 85 percent of the registrations, have occurred online – a process that requires consumers to confirm and complete their registrations by clicking on their Do Not Call confirmation e-mail. Currently, more than three million consumers have sent a registration request to www.donotcall.gov but have not clicked on the response e-mail and confirmed their registration. Consumers are reminded that to register their numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, they must finish the registration process.

 

Cathy MacFarlane
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2710

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