Californians Against
Telephone Solicitation

"Junker" the cat says....

Fight back against telemarketers!


C.A.T.S. Motto: No law, statute, rule, or ordinance will stop telemarketers as effectively as the law of economics. When they don't make any profit, the calls will stop.

The National "Do-Not-Call" registry is active with over 200 million Americans on the list.

Why not join them?  To register your phone numbers at no cost to you, click here.

If you prefer to register by phone call 1-888-382-1222. It is available 24 hours a day, and is toll free.
NOTE: You must call from the phone number that you wish to register. The system should work with most phone lines, however if you live in a place (such as a dormitory) that puts your phone behind a PBX or similar device, the number will not work. Use the Internet link instead to register your phone.

Fight Back!
Dealing with Telemarketers. What to do when they call and here's a Sample Script.

What about "junk faxes"?
See our junk fax page.

Federal Laws regulating Telemarketers
47 U.S.C. 227
CFR 64.1200

Read all about it!
Newspaper and magazine articles.

Want to sue a telemarketer?  Check out: BankArkow vs. Bank of America

Telemarketing humor

Contact us

The Latest News on Telemarketng from C.A.T.S.

Tax telemarketers! To learn more about the proposed California Telephone Solicitation Control and Tax Act click here.

Stealth Telemarketing - You may have been telemarked and not even known it!  To learn how sneaky Corporate America is telemarketing you click here.

New FCC rules went into effect on October 16, 2013.  The established business relationship rule is no longer in effect!  To see the new rules, click here 

Companies have to get your express written consent before they use an automated call to solicit you.  What is express written consent?  Click here.

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Letters to the CATS BOX.

Featuring "Junker", the world famous anti-telemarketing cat.
(He doesn't pussyfoot around!)
Read latest "scoop" from our viewers who show off their litter-ary talents.

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Note: The counter above is not an accurate measurement of traffic on this site. But we'll bet that on any evening across America, that is the number of people annoyed by the telenuisance industry!

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Disclaimer #2: Nothing on this site should be considered legal advice. We can only tell you about the experiences of ourselves and others. Ya win some and ya lose some! In one case, we lost in court; yet when the FCC reviewed the case, they decided we were right and the court was wrong. We then filed a new claim when the telemarketer again failed to provide a copy of their "Do-Not-Call" policy "upon demand", as required by law. The telemarketer later (wisely) settled out of court.

Sadly, many California small claims court judges are ill-equipped to handle a TCPA case. Your chance of winning depends on your evidence, how you present it in court, and whether the judge is "brain dead" when it comes to a complex law like the TCPA.

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In summary, we don't care who you are! We want your comments! We respect your privacy and comply with all laws. We wish that the telemarketing industry would do the same!

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