Federal Trade Commission

Maryland ranks 9th in U.S. in robocall complaints

Maryland ranks 9th in U.S. in robocall complaints

Maryland ranks ninth in the U.S. in complaints about robocalls, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report.

Consumers and businesses that signed up on the national Do Not Call Registry filed 7.2 million complaints about robocalls and live telemarketers in fiscal 2017, up from 5.23 million complaints in the previous year, the FTC said in its biennial report to Congress, released in December.

The registry, which allows consumers to choose whether or not to receive telemarketing calls, has more than 229 million active registrations, including nearly 4.7 million in Maryland.

Maryland consumers filed more than 150,000 complaints in fiscal 2017, putting it in the top 10...

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