DO NOT CALL Registry Jumps To 48.4 Million

Six Million Consumers Register During Labor Day Weekend

For Release

In the 72 hours before the Do Not Call Registry became available to telemarketers, more than six million consumers added their telephone numbers to the list. In contrast to earlier DNC registrations that were completed primarily through Internet registration (80%), the Labor Day weekend registrations were more evenly divided with about fifty percent Internet registrations and fifty percent telephone registrations.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Not all consumers are completing the online registration process. Consumers who registered via the Internet are reminded that they must: (1) open the verifying email from the DNC registry; and (2) click on the link in it to complete the registration process.

The Web site for telemarketers to access the numbers in the Do Not Call registry is: www.telemarketing.donotcall.gov . For telemarketers seeking specifics about accessing telephone numbers and downloading files from the national registry, information is available at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2003/08/tmkraccessinfo.htm.

Consumers who have not yet registered for the Do Not Call Registry may do so either on the Internet at donotcall.gov or by using the toll-free number: 1-888-382-1222 (TTY 1-866-290-4236).

Cathy MacFarlane
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2710

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