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Someone called me today offering me a chance to win something if I did something. I said "yeah, I'm on the National Do Not Call list, and that started today, so you can be fined." I got the phone number and headed off to the "How to File a Complaint" page at

Unfortunately, that page doesn't actually tell you how to file a complaint. Any ideas? For my own knowledge, the phone number is (hidden), and once I mentioned the fine, the guy sure hung up quickly.

4 Responses to "DNC"

  1. Call 1-888-CALL-FCC, says CNN.

    And the FCC complies:

  2. I was under the impression that the current legal challenges to the list had meant that it wasn't *really* in effect yet. One of the major telemarketing associations was telling its member companies to adhere to it anyway just to avoid pissing people off, but it's not legally binding. No?

  3. Currently on Site:

    Thank you for visiting the National Do Not Call Registry. Due to a federal district court ruling, the Registry is currently unavailable and not accepting new phone numbers. The Federal Trade Commission is appealing the court’s ruling.

    For updates or further information from the Federal Trade Commission, visit

    (Updated October 2, 2003)

  4. I just had the same problem this morning (Tuesday, 11 November, 2003). I wish there was a way to complain about these folks that would discourage them from breaking the law.