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FTC Offers Guidelines For Stopping Telemarketing Calls
If you are annoyed by an overwhelming number of unsolicited phone calls, Victory State Bank wants you to know there is a solution.
Staten Island’s only community-based business bank is calling attention to the Federal Trade Commission's recently released National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.
The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls.
Now in its seventh year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about the Registry for FY 2015 (from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015), including:
• The number of active registrations and consumer complaints since the Registry began in 2003;
• FY 2015 complaint figures by month and type;
• FY 2015 registration and complaint figures for all 50 states and the District of Columbia by population;
• Rankings of the number of Do Not Call registrations by state population;
• The number of entities accessing the Registry by fiscal year; and
• An appendix with registration and complaint figures by consumer state and area code.
According to the Data Book, at the end of FY 2015, the Do Not Call Registry contained 222,841,484 actively registered phone numbers, up from 217,855,659 at the end of FY 2014. In addition, the number of consumer complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls received increased from 3,241,086 during FY 2014 to 3,578,720 during FY 2015.
This year’s Data Book also reveals trends in complaint data. In addition to providing information on the total number of consumer complaints per month, it contains data on the number of monthly complaints specifically related to pre-recorded telemarketing “robocalls,” and requests for a telemarketer to stop calling.
Information for Consumers
Information for consumers about the Do Not Call Registry, company-specific do not call requests, and telemarketer Caller ID requirements can be found the FTC’s website, and consumers can sign up for the National Registry for free. Other information about robocalls and what consumers can do about them also is available.
About Victory State Bank
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.VictoryStateBank.com.