The Federal Trade Commission announced that phone numbers on the national Do Not Call Registry now exceed 200 million.
Since 2003, the FTC has brought more than 60 complaints alleging violations of the Registry rules, with the largest settlement resulting in a $5.3 million penalty.
Federal law requires the FTC to tell consumers how the agency collects, uses, shares and protects their personal information including phone numbers on the Do Not Call Registry. Federal law also limits how the FTC can use consumers personal information.