National Do Not Call Registry

Lesson Progress:

The National Do Not Call Registry is a list of phone numbers of consumers who have indicated their preference to limit the telemarketing calls they receive.

Insurance carriers, agencies, and producers that make phone calls to solicit business are required to check the list and are not allowed to call someone whose phone number is on the list. Furthermore, a consumer whose number is not on the national registry can also prohibit individual telemarketers from calling by asking to be put on the company’s own do not call list.

The registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency. It is enforced by the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and state officials.