`Do Not Call` Law
NYS Consumer Protection Board
On October 12, 2000, Governor George E. Pataki signed the “Do Not Call” telemarketing registry bill into law. The new law became effective in April of 2001.
Under the law, it is illegal for telemarketers to call you once your name appears on the registry. This will eliminate unwanted high-pressure calls in which telemarketers attempt to sell you a product or service over the telephone. Telemarketers who violate the law could be subject to a fine of up to $2,000 per call.
Once your name appears on the “Do Not Call” registry, telemarketers have thirty (30) days to remove your name from their call lists.
Visit the Consumer Protection Board for more information.