There are now two different places for Pennsylvania consumers to register their phone numbers to avoid unwanted telemarketing phone calls. Registering your number at either site is good for 5 years or until the phone number is disconnected.
1. National Do Not Call Registry
Most telemarketers cannot call your telephone number if it is in the National Do Not Call Registry. You can register your home and mobile phone numbers for free. You can register for the federal no call registry online at www.donotcall.gov or by calling toll-free 1-888-382-1222.
2. Pennsylvania Do Not Call List
You can register for the Pennsylvania Do Not Call List by calling 1-888-777-3406 or visiting http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/dnc.aspx to fill out an enrollment form. The PA Office of Attorney General has contracted with a nonprofit organization that is responsible for maintaining a list of consumers who want to avoid telemarketing calls. The list administrator is responsible for updating the list and providing that list to telemarketers on a quarterly basis. Every telemarketer that calls consumers in Pennsylvania is required to purchase the list from the list administrator. The telemarketer must then remove every name on the "Do Not Call" list from their calling lists within 30 days. A violation of the law carries a civil penalty of up to $1,000, or $3,000 if the person contacted is age 60 or older.