|Reporting Phone Fraud
Many phone sales
pitches are made on behalf of legitimate organizations offering
genuine products and services. Unfortunately, scammers also use the
telephone to commit fraud. That's why the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) encourages you to be skeptical when you hear a phone
solicitation and to report it if you think the call may be
Your complaint counts! Fight telephone fraud. Report telephone scam
artists to the
FTC and to the
Attorney General. When you report fraud to the
FTC, your complaint is entered into a secure database that is
available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies
in the U.S. and abroad. By reporting telemarketing fraud, you are
providing important information to help law enforcement officials
track down scam artists and stop them.
Reporting Telemarketing Fraud
report: If you get a call you suspect is fraudulent, report
it to the
FTC here and to the
Nevada Attorney General.
information to provide: When you report telemarketing fraud,
your information may help local and federal law enforcers
investigate the scammers. Provide the telemarketer's name or
phone number, as well as the date and time of the call.
Your complaint is entered into the
FTC's Consumer Sentinel system: a secure, online database
used by more than 1,000 civil and criminal law enforcement
The National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you an opportunity to
limit the telemarketing calls you receive. Once you register your
phone number, telemarketers covered by the
Telemarketing Sales Rule have up to 31 days from the date you
register to stop calling you. You can register your number
here or by calling
toll-free 1-888-382-1222 from the number you wish to register.
Registration is free.
Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop
most telemarketing calls, but not all. Calls from or on behalf of
political organizations, charities, and telephone pollsters are
Organizations with which you have an established business
relationship can call you for up to 18 months after your last
purchase, payment, or delivery — even if your number is on the
National Do Not Call Registry. And companies to which you've made an
inquiry or submitted an application can call you for three months.
If your number has been on the National Do Not Call Registry for at
least 31 days and you receive a call from a telemarketer that you
believe is covered by the National Do Not Call Registry, you can
file a complaint at the registry's
website or by calling the registry's toll-free number at
1-888-382-1222 (for TTY, call 1-866-290-4236). To file a complaint,
you must know either the name or telephone number of the company
that called you, and the date the company called you.
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