Getting more robo calls? National do-not-call service down due to government shutdown

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 17:36:49-05

Have you been getting more robo calls?

The FTC's National Do Not Call Registry, and its website,, are currently unavailable due to the partial government shutdown.

"We will resume normal operations when the government is funded," a message on states.

The registry is one of several FTC services that have been unavailable since the commission closed at midnight on Dec. 28 due to the lapse in government funding.

The Consumer Sentinel Network — an investigative tool for law enforcement to access consumer complaints — is also down, as is the Complaint Assistant for consumers to file complaints about issues like identity theft, do-not-call violations and telemarketing scams. The FTC-run websites and are also down until funding is restored.

Thursday was the 13th day of the partial government shutdown as leaders remained unable to agree on funding for some items, including most notably a wall along the border with Mexico sought by President Donald Trump.