The "Do Not Call List” is a national database of phone numbers in the United States that
telemarketers are banned from calling. The registry records the telephone numbers of families
and people who have requested not to be contacted by telemarketers and
is maintained by the federal government. To have their numbers registered, people must contact
the National Do Not Call Registry of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at
or visit www.donotcall.gov
However, the registry only lists personal calls and excludes business lines. Calls from
political or non-profit organizations, survey agencies, or bill collectors are still allowed.