Photo Credit: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

The popular Wisconsin Do Not Call Registry for landline and cell phones helps reduce and deter fraud. Here’s what you need to know about new changes starting Aug. 1, 2014.

Registration will be active the next day. In the past, numbers were not added to the list until the next quarter.

Registration will be permanent. This means Wisconsin residents no longer have to renew their Do Not Call registrations every 2 years. Sign up once, and you’re on the list for as long as you have that number.

Wisconsin will start using the federal Do Not Call list. Phone numbers currently on Wisconsin’s list will be automatically switched over.

To verify that your number is registered, or to add a new number, click here or call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236). You must call from the phone you want to verify.

 

Learn more about the Do Not Call Registry and how to file complaints.

You can also help fight fraud by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network to get our Watchdog Alerts, stay up on con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. Let us know about any suspicious emails, phone calls or other scams you’ve seen in your area. We’ll add your experience to the map so others know what to watch out for!

 

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