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Caller Identification, or “Caller ID,” allows you to identify a caller before you answer your telephone. It is sometimes offered as an optional service by landline and wireless telephone companies, and may cost an additional monthly fee (fees vary by phone company). A caller’s number and/or name are displayed on your phone (if your phone has this feature). It is also possible to buy an external display unit, and some phone and cable companies that provide phone service even offer widgets that allow you to see caller ID displayed on your TV or computer screen.

Caller ID service, however, is susceptible to fraud. Using a practice known as “caller ID spoofing,” callers can deliberately falsify the telephone number and/or name relayed as the Caller ID information to disguise the identity of the calling party. For example, identity thieves who want to collect sensitive information such as your bank account or other financial account numbers, your social security number, your date of birth or your mother’s maiden name, sometimes use caller ID spoofing to make it appear as though they are calling from your bank, credit card company, or even a government agency.
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009

The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, which was signed into law Dec. 22, 2010, prohibits caller ID spoofing for the purposes of defrauding or otherwise causing harm. In June 2010, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules implementing the Truth in Caller ID Act.
FCC Rules

Prohibit any person or entity from transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value.
Subject violators to a penalty of up to $10,000 for each violation of the rules.
Exempt authorized activities by law enforcement agencies and situations where courts have authorized caller ID manipulation to occur.

Tips for Consumers

Don’t give out personal information in response to an incoming call. Identity thieves are clever – they often pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, creditors, or government agencies to get people to reveal their account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother’s maiden names, passwords and other identifying information.
If you get an inquiry from a company or government agency seeking personal information, don’t provide it. Instead, hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book, or on the company’s or government agency’s website to find out if the entity that supposedly called you actually needs the requested information from you.
Please let the FCC know about ID spoofers by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC or filing a complaint at www.fcc.gov/complaints.

FCC Caller ID Rules for Telemarketers

Even before passage of the Truth in Caller ID Act, FCC rules required telemarketers to pass accurate caller ID information. FCC rules specifically require that a telemarketer:

Transmit or display its telephone number or the telephone number of the seller on whose behalf the telemarketer is calling, and, if possible, its name or the name and telephone number of the company for which it is selling products or services.
Display a telephone number that you can call during regular business hours to ask to no longer be called. This rule applies even to companies that already have an established business relationship with you.

For violations of these rules, the FCC can seek a monetary fine. If the violator is not an FCC licensee, the FCC must first issue a warning and the telemarketer may be fined only for violations committed after the warning.
Rules for Blocking and Unblocking Your Telephone Number

The FCC’s Caller ID rules protect the privacy of the person calling by requiring telephone companies to make available free, simple and uniform per-line blocking and unblocking procedures. These rules give you the choice of delivering or blocking your telephone number for any interstate (between states) call you make. (The FCC does not regulate blocking and unblocking of intrastate calls.)

Per-call blocking – To block your phone number and name from appearing on a recipient’s Caller ID unit on a single phone call, dial *67 before dialing the phone number. Your number will not be sent to the other party. You must redial *67 each time you place a new call.
Per-line blocking – Some states allow customers to select per-line blocking. With this option, your telephone number will be blocked for every call you make on a specific line – unless you use the per-line unblocking option. If you use per-line blocking and want your number to be transmitted to the called party, dial *82 before you dial the number you are calling. You must re-dial *82 each time you place a call.
Blocking Your Name – Some Caller ID services also transmit the name of the calling party. If you request that your phone number be concealed, FCC rules require that a telephone company also conceal your name.
800 number/toll free calls – When you dial a toll free number the party you call is able to identify your telephone number using a telephone network technology called Automatic Number Identification (ANI). Requesting that your caller ID be blocked when you call 800, 888, 877, 866, and 855 numbers may not prevent the people who answer such calls from seeing your phone number and name. FCC rules, however, prevent parties that are assigned toll free numbers from reusing or selling the telephone numbers identified through ANI without the subscriber’s consent.
Emergency Calls – Telephone companies may transmit numbers of subscribers requesting privacy if the call is to a public agency’s emergency telephone line or in conjunction with 911 or poison control services.

Blocking Tips for Consumers

Look before you dial:

To block your telephone number for any call, dial *67 before dialing the telephone number. • To unblock your number for any call (if you have a blocked line), dial *82 before dialing the telephone number.

Filing a Complaint

If you have caller ID and receive a call from a telemarketer without the required caller ID information, if you suspect that Caller ID information has been falsified, or you think the rules for protecting the privacy of your telephone number have been violated, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an online complaint form. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
What to Include in Your Complaint

The best way to provide all the information the FCC needs to process your complaint is to thoroughly complete the online complaint form. When you open the online complaint form, you will be asked a series of questions that will take you to the particular section of the form you need to complete. If you do not use the online complaint form, your complaint, at a minimum, should indicate:

your name, address, email address and phone number where you can be reached;
the names and phone numbers of any companies involved with your complaint;
the type of service that you are complaining about;
the telephone number or account number for any service you are complaining about;
the date of any bill you are complaining about, the amount of the disputed charges, and the amount of any refund you have received;
a brief description of the event or action you are complaining about; and
the resolution you are seeking, such as a credit or refund or a clearer explanation of the charge(s).

For More Information

For information about other communications issues, visit the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau website, or contact the FCC’s Consumer Center by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to the address listed above.
TiredOfSpoofers
 Mar 15th, 2013
Call the FCC. The number(s) are on the internet under "what is the number to the FCC?" There are several toll-free phone numbers and a fax number for calls that happen over the weekend The numbers are the following: . 1-888-225-5322, TTY 1-888-835-5322, fax 1-866-418-0232.
Call FCC
 Dec 02nd, 2012
How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by telephone to 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

your name and address;
the home phone number where you received the solicitation;
identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;
a description of the call;
any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;
whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;
whether you have an EBR with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).
If mailing a complaint, send it to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Do Something
 Nov 10th, 2011
Complaint
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:
Mader n Hell
 Mar 24th, 2011
How to File a Complaint
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:
Mader n Hell
 Mar 24th, 2011
How to File a Complaint
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:
Momb
 Sep 16th, 2010
How to File a Complaint
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:
Momb
 Aug 07th, 2010
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:
momb05
 Jul 22nd, 2010
Filing a Complaint with the FCC

If you have a problem with a company providing toll-free numbers or service, first try to resolve it with that company or the company that bills you for the service. If you can’t resolve it directly, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL- FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554.

fccinfo@fcc.gov
James weisbrot
 May 08th, 2010
Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems and Artificial or Prerecorded Voice Calls:


The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
jlovesh4071
 Apr 14th, 2010
for those that have been fed up I have found this information, i know i called. lets put these sobs out of business. Filing a Do-Not-Call Complaint

In addition to complaints alleging violations of the national do-not-call list, you may also file a complaint against a telemarketer who is calling for a commercial purpose (e.g., not charitable organizations) IF:

The telemarketer calls before 8 AM or after 9 PM; OR


The telemarketer leaves a message, but fails to leave a phone number that you can call to sign up for their company specific do-not-call list; OR


You receive a telemarketing call from a company that you have previously requested not call you; OR


The telemarketing firm fails to identify itself; OR


You receive a pre-recorded commercial message from someone with whom you do not have an established business relationship and to whom you have not given permission to call you.


How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

your name and address;


the home phone number where you received the solicitation;


identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;


a description of the call;


any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;


whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;


whether you have an EBR with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).
unknown
 Mar 24th, 2010
Caller ID of this call was 954. Called for the third time by "John" for Christina. Requested the company name that was calling, and had to ask 4 times, as he would slur the name while saying it. Finally worked out that it was "United Combined Bureau". I informed him that my number was not owned by a Christina and I was requesting again to be added to the DNC list or have it removed from the account. I was hung up on about 2 seconds after saying anything about DNC, and well before asking them to remove it off her account since I have no idea who the person is.

I tracked down the company via google (because the caller ID was faked to 954) so i could contact them and request to be removed from their list, the first person said no supervisor or manager was available but attempted to 'assist me' but without an account number they have no way to figure out who I was. So now I need the persons account number whom I do not know, so that they can add me to the DNC list. He couldn't figure out how to track that down, when I asked for someone who could help I was transferred to "Kevin" who also had no access to Internal DNC lists, or any way to find the call. He tried to ask several people about who might have called me, and seemed very puzzled when I stated it was a "John" at his company, as if they didn't have anyone by that name at all.

Solutions
What you need to do if you are getting repeated calls from them is record the date and time of each call and request to be added to the DNC list each team. Each company has to maintain an INTERNAL DNC list, I believe even those in collections can request to be added to this list, and only contacted via mail.

If you do not have a business relationship with this company (are not yourself actually in collections in ernest with this company), then you can after multiple calls (where you have accurate date and time information, as legally they are required to store the call details of every call (time, length, number dialed, who it connected to, as well as the call drop percentage which is required to be less then 3% of all calls). If you have all the details (name of caller, caller ID, company name, date and time and length of call) contact the ftc at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ to report the company. PLEASE only report actual calls along with date and times, if you have prior calls before ones you get date and times you can let them know about how many you think there were, but PLEASE start out with at least 2 calls with enough details to get the FTC to actually look into it, the less accurate the details, the less likely they will be fined.

The FCC is also involved in regulation:

The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Unnamed
 Oct 02nd, 2009
Submission Confirmation: 1088D
Acknowledgment & Fax Cover sheet to submit additional information.
Filing for: Bill ****** has been received by the FCC. Thanks for your information. When inquiring about your complaint, be sure to reference this number: 09-T0040**** and, be sure to mention that you filed this complaint over the internet.

Use this page as a Fax Cover Sheet when faxing additional details to the FCC.

Fax Number 866-418-0232 (to FAX complaints to the FCC)

Date: Sun Jul 19 14:46:26 EDT 2009
To: Federal Communications Commission
From: Bill ******
Total Number of Pages: ______
Subject: 09-T00******* (Form1088 Filed Via The Internet)

# 551-322-9000 Comes up as New Jersey on caller ID.

Also contacting the attorney general of the State of CT.

NOTE: I have received these calls for months and I am pursuing this with my attorney.
Bill
 Jul 19th, 2009
Ladies and Gentlmen?

I been getting more then several calls from sunrocket did 347 342 0340. Call the FCC @ Phone#: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)
TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322)
Fax: 1-866-418-0232
SgtAF
 Jul 17th, 2009
Called at 4 AM...how callous. For those residing in the USA contact:

Filing a Do-Not-Call Complaint

In addition to complaints alleging violations of the national do-not-call list, you may also file a complaint against a telemarketer who is calling for a commercial purpose (e.g., not charitable organizations) IF:

The telemarketer calls before 8 AM or after 9 PM; OR


The telemarketer leaves a message, but fails to leave a phone number that you can call to sign up for their company specific do-not-call list; OR


You receive a telemarketing call from a company that you have previously requested not call you; OR


The telemarketing firm fails to identify itself; OR


You receive a pre-recorded commercial message from someone with whom you do not have an established business relationship and to whom you have not given permission to call you.


How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

your name and address;


the home phone number where you received the solicitation;


identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;


a description of the call;


any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;


whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;


whether you have an EBR with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).

If mailing a complaint, send it to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
K
 Jul 09th, 2009
How to File a Complaint
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:
Concerned
 Apr 30th, 2009
Filing a Complaint

If you have caller ID and receive a call from a telemarketer without the required caller ID information, if you suspect that Caller ID information has been falsified, or you think the rules for protecting the privacy of your telephone number have been violated, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554.

What to Include in Your Complaint

The best way to provide all the information the FCC needs to process your complaint is to complete fully the on-line complaint form. When you open the on-line complaint form, you will be asked a series of questions that will take you to the particular section of the form you need to complete. If you do not use the on-line complaint form, your complaint, at a minimum, should indicate:

your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number where you can be reached;

the names and phone numbers of any companies involved with your complaint;

the type of service that you are complaining about;

the telephone number or account number for any service you are complaining about;

the date of any bill you are complaining about, the amount of the disputed charges, and the amount of any refund you have received;

a brief description of the event or action you are complaining about; and

the resolution you are seeking, such as a credit or refund or a clearer explanation of the charge(s).
Erik
 Apr 22nd, 2009
Submission Confirmation: xxxxxxx

Acknowledgment

Filing for: xxxxxxxx has been received by the FCC. Thanks for your information. When inquiring about your complaint, be sure to reference this number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and, be sure to mention that you filed this complaint over the internet.
Use this page as a Fax Cover Sheet when faxing additional details to the FCC.


Fax Number 866-418-0232

Date: Tue Apr 21 15:23:52 EDT 2009
To: Federal Communications Commission
and to the FCC
 Apr 21st, 2009
How to File a Complaint if you are on the national do not call list

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail.
pete
 Mar 28th, 2009
Voice / recorded message - these are illegal.

Report them to the FCC;
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

They will act when they get enough complaints!!
Mike
 Mar 25th, 2009
I filed an FCC complaint about these asshats. They are unrelenting. Here's the 411 if you want to help bury them and their ilk...
(Note: They prefer the web form method of filing a complaint.)
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm
Dan
 Mar 14th, 2009
If you receive an unwanted telemarketing call that you think violates the do-not-call rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:
Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554.
What to Include in Your Complaint
The best way to provide all the information the FCC needs to process your complaint is to complete fully the on-line complaint form. When you open the on-line complaint form, you will be asked a series of questions that will take you to the particular section of the form you need to complete. If you do not use the on-line complaint form, your complaint, at a minimum, should indicate:
your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number where you can be reached;
the phone number where you received the call, and whether this number is on the national Do-Not-Call list;
the date and time of the call;
whether the call advertised or sold any property, goods, or services;
any information (including a caller ID number) to help identify the individual or company whose property, goods, or services were being advertised or sold, and whether any of this information was provided during the call;
whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller permission to call;
whether you have an established business relationship (EBR) with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the individual or company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the individual or company prior to receiving the call); and
whether you or anyone in your household previously asked the caller or individual or company whose property, goods, or services are being advertised or sold NOT to call, and when you made the request.
To learn more about the national Do-Not-Call list and the rules that enforce it, visit the FCC Web site at www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall or the FTC Web site at www.donotcall.gov. You can also contact the FCC’s Consumer Center using the contact information provided for filing a complaint.
BR
 Mar 04th, 2009
This number called and the line was silent. When I call them back they have a recording.

The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:
mike
 Feb 11th, 2009
STEP #1 IS TO ALWAYS CONTACT THE FCC AND REPORT ALL TELEPHONE RELATED FRAUDS, SCAMS, ABUSES ETC., REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT'S RESIDENTIAL, BUSINESS, CELLPHONES, CABLE & SATELLITE COMPANIES, JUNK FAXES, PAGERS ECT IMMEDIATELY.

THIS IS A NICE FORUM TO VENT YOUR ANGER AND "TALK" ABOUT WHY THESE JERKS, SCAMSTERS, TELEMARKETERS DO WHAT THEY DO, BUT IT DOESN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

THE FCC COMPLAINT FORMS ARE FILL-IN PDF FORMAT.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE FORM, YOU CAN EMAIL (FCCINFO@FCC.GOV) OR FAX (1 866-418-0232) OR "SNAIL MAIL" THE FORM TO FCC.

1. WWW.FCC/GOV (HOME PAGE).
2. CLICK "CONTACTING THE FCC" (LEFT SIDE COLUMN).
3. CLICK COMPLAINTS: "FILE A COMPLAINT".
4. CHOOSE YOUR COMPLAINT TYPE BY PUTTING CLICKING THE CIRCLE NEXT TO YOUR
COMPLAINT (ONLY ONE COMPLAINT IS ALLOWED AT ONE TIME).
5. CLICK THE NEXT BUTTON AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO FILL OUT THE 2-3 PAGE
FORM.
6. DO THIS AS OFTEN AS YOU FEEL IT'S NECESSARY...IT'S YOUR TAX DOLLARS THAT PAYS FOR THIS, BUT MORE IMPORTANT, IT'S FREE...
Bob S
 Dec 10th, 2008
Another one from Governor Ed Rendell - Here's some info on these and other calls.

Caller Identification (ID)

If you have caller ID, a telemarketer is required to transmit or display its phone number and, if available, its name or the name and phone number of the company for which it is selling products. The display must include a phone number that you can call during regular business hours to ask that the company no longer call you. This rule applies even if you have an EBR with the company, and even if you have not registered your home phone number(s) on the national Do-Not-Call list. Before these rules took effect, the words “private,” “out of area,” or “unavailable” might have appeared on the Caller ID display.

What You Can Do

The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232
DirtyEd
 Nov 03rd, 2008
Before you erase your caller ID, copy information that will be needed (date/time/caller's number and business name)to file a complaint on the Do Not Call website at https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx

You can also file a complaint on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html
To fill out complaint Form 10888, click on "ONLINE FORM" in the yellow box
The form will ask for information such as:
Date/time of call
Dates/times of previous calls from this advertiser
Caller ID information
Other identifying information, such as information you have obtained through personal research on the internet (such as this website) looking up this particular number
You will be asked to click on a box attesting to the accuracy of your complaint: "I declare under penalty of perjury that (1) I am over 18 years old, (2) I am authorized to make decisions regarding the telephone number listed below, and (3) the information I have provided today on this Federal Communications Commission electronic form is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct."
A submission confirmation is then displayed which you can print for your records

You can also e-mail fccinfo@fcc.gov
Call 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY
Fax info to 1-866-418-0232
Pat
 Oct 27th, 2008
How to File a Complaint from the FCC website:

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

your name and address;


the home phone number where you received the solicitation;


identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;


a description of the call;


any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;


whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;


whether you have an EBR with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).
Michele
 Oct 16th, 2008
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall/

How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov),

telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY,

by fax to 1-866-418-0232,

---> via our electronic complaint form at: https://esupport.fcc.gov/1088/


or mail.
Russ
 May 10th, 2008
Consumer Protection Division
Consumer hotline:
410-528-8662
Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm
Janet Moss, Administrator, Sandra Jacobs, Membership Manager.

http://www.courts.state.md.us/cpf/index.html

====================================================

From: CPD Mediator [mailto:Mediator@oag.state.md.us]
Consumer Protection Division
Office of the Attorney General
200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-8662

RESPONSE: Thank you for contacting us. We recommend that you file a complaint with the FCC by using their on-line complaint Form 1088 found at
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html; e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov;
calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC
(1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to: Federal
Communications Commission Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Division 445 12th Street, SW Washington,
DC 20554.

Consumer Protection Division
Office of the Attorney General
200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-8662

ALSO CONTACT:
Attorney General of Maryland 410-576-6300
1 888-743-0023 toll-free
AND
Montgomery County Executive - Ike Leggett
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
240-777-2500
CitizanHarass
 Mar 05th, 2008
I got a call from 888-279-9221, and when I called back some lady asked me if I was john. I was surprised.. I dont know how they got my name and number. I've been getting this call for atleast 5 times a day.... I suggest we all file a complain to FCC

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

your name and address;


the home phone number where you received the solicitation;


identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;


a description of the call;


any phone number provided to allow you to
john
 Jan 24th, 2008
How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

your name and address;


the home phone number where you received the solicitation;


identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;


a description of the call;


any phone number provided to allow you to
Steve
 Jan 19th, 2008
How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

If mailing a complaint, send it to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Consumer Private Right of Action

In addition to filing a complaint with the FCC, consumers may explore the possibility of filing an action in a state court.

For general information, you may contact the FCC
tired of this
 Jan 14th, 2008
The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. You can file your complaint using our on-line complaint Form 1088 found at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html; e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232
Indignant
 Dec 13th, 2007
- You may also contact the FCC using any of the following:

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554

Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322
Fax Number: 866-418-0232
E-mail: fccinfo@fcc.gov


The only way to get them to stop is to file a complaint EVERY TIME you receive one of these calls. Keep a list of the times, dates, caller ID names, and phone numbers next to your phone, and immediately report all incidents using the methods above. Eventually, justice will prevail.

(These messages are always very similar, but usually offer a slightly different product or service. You press "1" to leave a message so someone can call you back, or "2" to be removed from their list
CJ
 Dec 12th, 2007
- You may also contact the FCC using any of the following:

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554

Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322
Fax Number: 866-418-0232
E-mail: fccinfo@fcc.gov


The only way to get them to stop is to file a complaint EVERY TIME you receive one of these calls. Keep a list of the times, dates, caller ID names, and phone numbers next to your phone, and immediately report all incidents using the methods above. Eventually, justice will prevail.

(These messages are always very similar, but usually offer a slightly different product or service. You press "1" to leave a message so someone can call you back, or "2" to be removed from their list
CJ
 Dec 12th, 2007
The Caller ID name usually says "ASOC", "INCORP", or "ACE CORP", but there have been others. The phone number is most often "702-520-1160" or "760-526-8142". I am also including these numbers without the dashes for search engines to pick up: "702-520-1160" and "7605268142".

I have filed complaints with the FTC and FCC, and this has been going on for months. These are a bunch of crafty individuals who appear to be completely flaunting their ability to avoid investigation/prosecution. It's amazing that something hasn't been done about these people yet.

- You may also contact the FCC using any of the following:

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554

Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322
Fax Number: 866-418-0232
E-mail: fccinfo@fcc.gov


The only way to get them to stop is to file a complaint EVERY TIME you receive one of these calls. Keep a list of the times, dates, caller ID names, and phone numbers next to your phone, and immediately report all incidents using the methods above. Eventually, justice will prevail.

(These messages are always very similar, but usually offer a slightly different product or service. You press "1" to leave a message so someone can call you back, or "2" to be removed from their list
CJ
 Dec 12th, 2007
Julie, your information is incorrect. See the note that Strategic Capital placed on their web site:

Notice regarding China Stock Report junk fax

It has come to our attention that junk faxes are being distributed by a company with a name similar to ours. We regret that you are receiving unwanted faxes.

We too are very disturbed by the faxes as they are NOT originating from our company.

We are trying to track down the sender ourselves as many people like you are understandably upset with a company that seems to share the same name.

We have also contacted the company whose stock is being promoted. They indicate they do not know where this is coming from.

We have spoken to representatives at the FTC and FCC - and here is what you need to do...

Please contact the FCC 1-888-225-5322. They will not take complaints from us as we are not receiving the offending faxes! Press '1' for English, '4' for unwanted calls/faxes, '2' for unwanted faxes and finally '0' to speak to a specialist. Apparently the lowest call volume is between 8 am and 10 am.

OR e-mail them and attach a copy of the fax at fccinfo@fcc.gov.

OR fax them at 1-866-418-0232

Tell them your story - particularly frequency and if you still have a fax sample hanging around - send them a copy. Apparently they will only investigate when the volume of complaints is high!

Sian

Sian Owen
Executive Vice President
Sales and Marketing
Strategic Capital Corporation
P: 866.256.0088 x 528
F: 866.233.0863
Suzanne
 Dec 05th, 2007
I also filed a report.

How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

*

your name and address;
*

the home phone number where you received the solicitation;
*

identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;
*

a description of the call;
*

any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;
*

whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;
*

whether you have an EBR with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).
Cori
 Dec 01st, 2007
I'm so sick of these damn calls... This information may or may not be useful with such a number

The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. You can file your complaint using our on-line complaint Form 1088 found at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html; e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232
why
 Nov 20th, 2007
This information is via the FCC website:

The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. You can file your complaint using our on-line complaint Form 1088 found at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html; e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232
Indignant
 Nov 19th, 2007
This is information is via the FCC website:

The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. You can file your complaint using our on-line complaint Form 1088 found at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html; e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232
Indignant
 Nov 19th, 2007
You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

your name and address;


the home phone number where you received the solicitation;


identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;


a description of the call;


any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;


whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;


whether you have an EBR with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).
JD
 Oct 05th, 2007
Call The FCC on TLB It stop them from
calling you...
Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)

TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322)
Fax: 1-866-418-0232
E-mail: fccinfo@fcc.gov
Jay From WV
 Jul 31st, 2007
Sumit your complaint to: Federal Communications Commission; Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer COmplaints, 445 12th Street SW, Washington DC 20554 BY FAX: 1-866-418-0232 (attn: Consumers & Governmental Affairs Bureau- Consumer Complaints) or by EMAIL: fccinfo@fcc.gov- Tel# 1-888-225-5322. THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF THIS!!!
Smart One
 Jul 14th, 2007
I got tired of them calling me, so I filed a complaint with the FTC.
If you are on the DNC you can file a complaint with the FTC at www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall/

How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

*

your name and address;
*

the home phone number where you received the solicitation;
*

identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;
*

a description of the call;
*

any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;
*

whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;
*

whether you have an EBR with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).
David
 Jul 13th, 2007
How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

your name and address;


the home phone number where you received the solicitation;


identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;


a description of the call;


any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;


whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;


whether you have an EBR with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).
Shari
 May 26th, 2007
Just filed FCC Form 1088 - Junk Faxes and Telemarketing.

"If you receive an unwanted telemarketing call that you think violates the do-not-call rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC by completing the FCC’s on-line complaint Form 1088 on our Web site at www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html; e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling the FCC’s Consumer Center at 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; sending a fax to 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554. "
Colorado
 May 02nd, 2007
Contact the FCC.
http://www.fcc.gov/
General Complaints may be faxed toll-free to: 1-866-418-0232
or

You may e-mail your complaint and supporting documents

Send General and Indecency complaints to fccinfo@fcc.gov.

Be sure to include all required information to prevent delay in the processing of your complaint.


I SMELL A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT....HOW ABOUT YOU???
Lauren Chicago
 Mar 29th, 2007
How to File a Complaint

You can file a complaint by e-mail (donotcall@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, or mail. Your complaint should include:

name, address, and telephone number where you can be reached during the business day;


the telephone number involved with the complaint; and


as much specific information as possible, including the identity of the telemarketer or company contacting you, the date on which you placed your number on the national Do-Not-Call registry or made a company-specific do-not-call request, and the date(s) of any subsequent telemarketing call(s) from that telemarketer or company.
Naveen
 Mar 24th, 2007
Report these people to the FCC without delay. Their activities are illegal:

How to File a Complaint



You can file a complaint by e-mail (donotcall@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, or mail. Your complaint should include:





name, address, and telephone number where you can be reached during the business day;




the telephone number involved with the complaint; and




as much specific information as possible, including the identity of the telemarketer or company contacting you, the date on which you placed your number on the national Do-Not-Call registry or made a company-specific do-not-call request, and the date(s) of any subsequent telemarketing call(s) from that telemarketer or company. 





If mailing a complaint, send it to: 



Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
bob r
 Mar 05th, 2007
Be sure to fax all junk faxes to FCC at 866-418-0232 with your complaint and contact info. I report over 50 faxes per month to them this way. I figure they get annoyed enough to do something about it.
Rusty
 Nov 30th, 2006
Last comment, honest. You can send the fax (if you print it out) to 1-866-418-0232, which is the FCC complaint number for spam/faxes.
B
 Sep 21st, 2006

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