Telemarketing phone calls from telemarketers can be monotonous and annoying, especially if they call more than several times a day, and if they call all day long. If the phone is ringing in the middle of the night or very early in the morning this may just send you over the edge. Telemarketers are not supposed to call your home before nine am. You can block the telemarketing number from calling your home with the slight use of your fingers, simply by using a few buttons on your home phone. You can also file charges due to harassment.

Things You Will Need


Step 1

Pick you your telephone and take action. Dial this number 888-382-1222 to call the National Do Not Call Registry. This number is what you call to block telemarketing calls from being able to call your home phone number. You must use the phone that is receiving the calls from the telemarketers to dial this number of the National Do Not Call Registry and get calls to stop and get them blocked from being able to call your house again.

Step 2

After you have made the call to the National Do Not call Registry, simply follow the prompts that the business line offers, to block telemarketers from calling your home. Make sure you dial the numbers correctly. Do not make the mistake of miss-dialing.

Step 3

Wait for the action to take place. Now all you have to do it wait it out for thirty one days till the call blocking takes effect from the telemarketing numbers. The wait may seem like it takes forever if you get many calls. However, after the mere thirty one days have passed your phone number will be safe.

Step 4

Call and make a complaint if the calls do not stop once your thirty one days have passed since you have called to be put on the Do Not Call Registry. The Do Not Call Registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission and state law enforcement officials. You will have to have the telemarketing number that you are complaining about ready when you call to complain. If you do not have the correct phone number The Do Not Call Registry will be unable to help you control this phone issue.

Step 5

You will not have to be committed to staying on the Do Not Call Registry forever if you do not wish to be. You will only have to call 888-382-1222 to remove your phone number off the Do Not Call Registry if you change your mind this will delete your number from the do not call list. The phone number you have placed on the Do Not Call Registry will never expire, even if the phone number has been changed or disconnected. You will not get a confirmation by phone or email from the Do Not Call Registry after you have taken the time to put your phone number on the list by telephone to prevent telemarketers from placing phone calls to your home.


Tips & Warnings

Do not ever give an ok if you receive a call from a telemarketer offering to put your name on the Do Not Call Registry, especially if they change a fee. This service is free to use.