FCC Consumer Complaints 08/03/2011
Are you being bombarded with telemarketing calls? Do you get the same junk FAX over and over? Have you tried to get your number removed from a list but your request is ignored? The FCC Consumer Complaints Division is there to help. You can file a complaint online, they will investigate and, in our experience, will get the offender to stop bugging you. Now, it may take a couple of months, but it will be done. You can even make a request for damages if you wish. The paragraph below explains all the areas of responsibility covered by this division. At the bottom of the page is a link which will take you to the form to file a complaint. Good Luck!
The Federal Communications Commission Consumer Policy Division is responsible for the development of consumer policy concerning Commission-regulated entities—common carrier, broadcast, wireless, satellite and cable companies—as well as other entities subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), CAN-SPAM Act, and other statutes for which the FCC has authority. Through rulemakings and orders, and by commenting on proceedings originated by other Bureaus and Offices, the Division ensures that consumer interests are considered in all Commission policy-making initiatives. The Division is specifically tasked with issuing orders to resolve complaints about unauthorized changes in telecommunications providers (slamming); conducting rulemakings on slamming, truth-in-billing, telemarketing, and fax advertising; and monitoring informal inquiries and complaints to identify trends that affect consumers.
The Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division provides informal mediation and resolution of individual informal consumer inquiries and complaints consistent with controlling laws and FCC regulations, and in accordance with the Bureau's delegated authority. The Division receives, reviews and analyzes complaints and responses to informal consumer complaints; maintains manual and computerized files that provide for the tracking and maintenance of informal consumer inquiries and complaints; mediates and attempts to settle unresolved disputes in informal complaints as appropriate; and coordinates with other Bureaus and Offices to ensure that consumers are provided with accurate, up-to-date information.
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Peter Barron has been in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years.