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How do I stop telemarketers?
Q: "I am calling to find the 800 number to stop telemarketers from calling me at all hours of day and night. Please put it in the paper."
A: Subscribers may register their residential telephone numbers, including wireless numbers, on the national Do Not Call registry by telephone or by Internet at no cost.
Consumers can register online for the national do-not-call registry by going to www.donotcall.gov.
To register by telephone, consumers may call 1-888-382-1222: for TTY call 1-866-290-4236.
Those wishing to register must call from the phone number they wish to register.
The National Do Not Call 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 law enforcement officials.