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Robocalls and the Do Not Call Registry

Explore Data with the FTC - Learn more about Do Not Call robocall complaintsIn recent years, some telemarketers have used technology to bombard consumers with hundreds of millions of prerecorded calls that are often unwanted and frequently deceptive. On September 1, 2009, new FTC rules went into effect prohibiting most prerecorded telemarketing calls, commonly known as robocalls, unless the telemarketer has the consumer’s prior written authorization to transmit such calls.