A Contest to Combat Robocalls

Resources

About the Zapping Rachel Contest

About Honeypots

About Robocalls

About the Do Not Call Registry

  • FY 2013 Data on Do Not Call Registry. The DNC Databook includes statistics on the number of registrants and the number of complaints. The databook also reports these statistics by year, state, and month and complaint type.

About the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission challenges unfair business practices and anticompetitive mergers, shuts down shady operations and deceptive marketing campaigns, and protects consumers’ privacy and their pocketbooks. Pursuant to this mission, the FTC enforces the Telemarketing Sales Rule, which was amended in 2008 to prohibit the delivery of most pre-recorded sales messages to consumers without their express written permission. The commission continues to crack down on illegal robocalls by bringing law enforcement actions, including recent actions against deceptive pitches for extended auto warranties and lower credit card interest rates.