How to Stop Telemarketing Calls

You hate telemarketing calls, so do we. We’re dedicated to stopping these calls, forever. Learn how.

You’ve had it with telemarketing calls, we know. Telemarketing is about the most annoying and invasive practice on the planet. This website is dedicated to teaching people how to stop telemarketing calls. While the government has made a feeble attempt to stop these calls, the laws are really designed to allow home owners the ability to take civil action (see “How to Sue a Telemarketer“).

The reality is that most of these calls do not originate from the US and therefore, the laws do not apply. Also, if you own a business, and your phone number is publicly listed, then the laws do not apply to you at all. Telemarketers can call your business as often as they like (see “Google listings scams”).

There are three main “No More Telemarketing Calls” strategies:

1 – Waste their time. Time is money, so if you waste a telemarketer’s time, you can bankrupt the industry. Read more about How to Waste a Telemarketer’s Time.

2 – Sue Them. If the telemarketer is located in the US, and you can get their contact info, and they break any number of guidelines, you can Sue a Telemarketer. If everyone did this, the industry would go away (at least in the US).

3 – Block the Calls. While this really only helps the robo-dialing idiots, it saves you time. There are several Call Blocking Techniques.

We Want To Hear From You.

Did you get called by an annoying telemarketer? Report the phone number on this website and we’ll add your comments to our database. As more people search for that phone number and find our website, they’ll read your comments and, hopefully, not be ripped-off by telemarketing scams.

The Do Not Call List is not working. It does little to protect us from illegal international calls. These international phone calls are from people that are exempt from the laws of the United States – and they know it.

Our objective is to make telemarketing extinct. The only way we can do that is to make it unprofitable. New technologies have killed several industries (think film cameras, yellow pages, incandescent light bulbs…), why can’t we get rid of the most annoying industry in the world?

Learn how to make the international (illegal) telemarketing industry unprofitable by reading our article “How To Stop Telemarketing Calls.”

Some Recent "Annoyance Ratings" of These Telemarketing Calls:

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I did not answer. Possible Telemarketer. Second time called. Checked on one site and number is not a real phone number. Possible "spoofed ID".

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Work at home scammers. Pure scum.

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They've called multiple times per week and twice today - no voicemail.

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This number just gives my name and birthdate and says I have been implicated on Child Neglect charges and I need to get a hold of them right away. I never call it back because I know I have not. My suggestion to not answer. They kept leaving a message and threating me if I did not return the call.

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I have had about 5 calls from the same number today, luckily the number comes up on my television and the phone, but I did answer once, and told them it's a scam,

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they won't stop!!

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Called and left msg saying someone filed a complaint and need photo ID to receive their "letter", or call an 888 number (didn't have pen to write down). Called back 919-336-0002 using company phone, it keep on ringing, no one answers.

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Stupid woman screaming my name through the answering machine like it was a life or death emergency... I called the number but just rings until a fast busy sigmnal so probably a spoofed caller ID.

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Just called, I answered but said nothing, neither did they. Block!

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Green Valley Cash/Financial...marketing call for payday loans

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I usually answer and sing to them (I don't take requests). However, my mother died two weeks ago today and I haven't been in the mood to sing the way I usually do. So I will simply block the number and go my way.

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called 3 times in a row early in the morning, very annoying

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called 3 times in a row early in the morning, very annoying

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called 3 times in a row early in the morning, very annoying

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Frequent robo calls regarding time shares, which I do not have and will never want.

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This caller was relentless. I was on a conference call and couldn't get to the phone as I was hosting the call. They called 13 times within 1.5 hours. After the call, I saw the number and I thought it was an emergency, answered, and it was an insurance sales call. REALLY?

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How To Waste a Telemarketer's Time

Telemarketers only have one expense – time. So if you waste their time when they call you, you cost them money. Learn how and why…

Sue a Telemaketer

Want a little extra cash? Want to stop a telemarketer from calling again? Yes, it is easy to sure a telemarketer. Learn how.

Block Robo-calls

Sometimes there’s not much you can do when a robot calls you. Learn several techniques for blocking these calls.

Make a Difference

We want laws passed that will allow home owners and business owners the right to sue the phone companies for allowing caller ID spoofing and robo-calling.  Tell congress that you’re as sick of this non-sense as we are.

Yes! I'm Sick of This. I want to tell my Congressman!