Here’s how to report illegal robocalls, Do Not Call violations in all 50 states

If you want to reduce scam robocalls and telemarketing calls, you can take steps

By the Consumer Watchdog Team

Illegal robocalls, scam calls and unwanted telemarketing calls can be annoying and costly. If you want these calls to stop, you can take steps that could lead to consequences for offenders, including possible fines, and could help protect other consumers.

Scam or fraudulent calls can be reported to the Federal Trade Commission and your state attorney general. (State-by-state contact information is below.)

For unwanted telemarketing calls, you can register your phone number on the national Do Not Call Registry. Once you’re registered, companies should be aware of your request within 31 days. That should stop all telemarketing and sales calls from reputable businesses. But as we know, disreputable businesses don’t care about breaking the law. If you receive telemarketing calls after that 31-day mark, you should report the unwanted calls to the FTC and your state attorney general.

Here’s how to file complaints for unwanted calls in every state and Washington DC.