According to the Federal Trade Commission, which manages no-call enforcement, annual nationwide complaints have ballooned from 579,000 in 2004 to 3.8 million in 2012. But officials also point out that registered phone numbers have grown from 51.9 million to 217.6 million, so there are more victims to annoy.

To register a phone number, verify a registration or file a complaint online, visit the National Do Not Call Registry at www.donotcall.gov. For those who prefer to phone, call 888-382-1222 (for registration) or 888-225-5322 (for complaints).




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