Why Should I Report Unwanted Calls to the FCC?

Reporting an unwanted call to the FCC is a good way to stop future calls. Read below about how the FCC consumer call data can be used by your telephone provider to block these calls before they get to your phone.

How Will Filing a Phone Complaint Help?

On October 31, 2014, the FCC starting collecting consumer complaints about unwanted calls and phone numbers for the purpose of developing a database to stop unwanted calls in America. The FCC now makes this data available to phone companies, like Verizon, AT&T and others.

The phone companies and various call-blocking apps use this data to block inbound caller IDs from getting to your phone and all other phones. Believe it or not, calls are being blocked as a result of this database. The problem is not enough people know to file a complaint with the FCC (and NOT the FTC’s Do Not Call list).

Each phone company can set it’s own criteria for determining which calls to block. In general, the more complaints there are, the more likely your phone company will block future calls from that number.

As more people contribute their complaints to the database, the quicker these unwanted calls will be blocked from all phones. So if you get an unwanted call, please take a moment to file a complaint with the FCC.

How To Report an Unwanted Call:

To report an unwanted call to the FCC, simply click the button below and file your complaint.

Click Here to File a Phone Complaint with the FCC: