How to report a Do Not Call List violation: What steps consumers can take if they receive unsolicited calls despite being on the list


The Do Not Call List was established to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls. Despite being on the list, however, some consumers still receive unsolicited calls from companies. If you have received unsolicited calls, there are steps you can take to report the violation and hold the company accountable for their actions.


Step 1: Register with the Do Not Call List

If you haven’t already, register your phone number with the Do Not Call List. This will help prevent most unsolicited telemarketing calls from legitimate companies. However, it won’t stop all calls, especially those from fraudulent or illegal companies.


Step 2: Keep a record of the call

When you receive an unsolicited call, take note of the date and time of the call, the company that called, and the purpose of the call. This information will be helpful when reporting the violation.


Step 3: File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

You can file a complaint with the FTC online or by calling their toll-free number. The FTC investigates violations of the Do Not Call List and can take legal action against companies that violate the law. However, the FTC does not represent individual consumers in court, and it may take time for them to investigate and take action on your complaint.


Step 4: Contact a lawyer

If you have received unsolicited calls despite being on the Do Not Call List, it’s important to contact a lawyer who specializes in Do Not Call List violations. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your rights, determine if a violation has occurred, and represent you in court if necessary. They can also help you seek compensation for any damages you may have suffered as a result of the violation.



Unsolicited calls can be frustrating and even frightening. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and hold companies accountable for violating the Do Not Call List. If you have received unsolicited calls, follow these steps and contact a lawyer for the best chance of seeking justice. Remember, you have the right to control who contacts you, and companies must abide by the law when making calls. Don’t let companies take advantage of you – let us help you stand up for your rights.


At our law firm, we specialize in representing consumers who have been contacted in violation of the Do Not Call List.

If you have received unsolicited calls, especially related to car warranties or debt collection. Let us help you take legal action to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve:

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Vacation and Do Not Call List

Have you been called about timeshares, resorts, or other vacation programs.  If you registered for the Do Not Call List, these calls are unlawful.

1. A program to Stop the Calls

Imagine if you parked in a high traffic area in midtown New York City, (where parking rates can be as high as $60-75 per day) and someone left a note saying saying parking was not permitted but no ticket.  Alternatively, imagine if your car was towed and you faced a 90.00 ticket and towing charges.  You might be angry with your towed car, but would probably not park there again.  Likewise with the telemarketers.

Telling them nicely not to call or saying you’re on the Do Not Call List usually does little.  You need to have them face a penalty and that is what we help you do.  After 1 or at most 2 claims, they will probably decide to call another number.

2. What Information is Needed


First, we need to know who is calling.  You may want to listen to their pitch and gently find out the name of the company.  Better yet, get a website.  Please write down the date and time of the call and the number calling if possible.  With that, if there is a U.S. company involved, we can contact them and present a claim.  There is no cost to the client, and we have settled a number of Do Not Call cases.

See also:
Do Not Call Questions and Answers
Federal Do Not Call List Site
Do Not Call List Site

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