TCPA & The Federal Do Not Call Registry

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The Federal Do Not Call Registry is an easily accessible resource for consumers to protect themselves from a barrage of unwarranted calls.

You can register your phone number with the registry, which will stop the unwanted calls after 31 days. Make sure to finalize your request by completing the email verification, without this step, you will not be added.

You can also call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone that you want to put on the registry. Your phone number will remain on the Do Not Call list until you:

  • Remove your phone number yourself.
  • Give your phone number to a company.

Although you can kindly ask telemarketers to not call you, more often than not, they ignore your request. If you do receive a phone call from a telemarketer after your phone number has been on the National Do Not Call Registry for 31 days, you can file a complaint on their website or call 1-888-382-1222.

TCPA Attorneys

If all else fails, you will need an experienced TCPA attorney. Consumers can be compensated $500 to $1500 for each violation of the TCPA law. This means that every phone call you received is worth:

  • $500 for every call that violated the Do Not Call Registry    
  • $500 for every call that violated the TCPA   
  • $1500 for every call that you can prove knowingly and willfully violated the TCPA

Maginnis Howard’s North Carolina TCPA Attorneys handle consumer claims across the State of North Carolina. We offer free consultations to all victims of telemarketer harassment with TCPA cases on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.

To discuss your TCPA claim, contact our firm at 919.526.0450.  You may also send us an email at or through our contact page.