610 Area Code Top in Telemarketing Complaints

Eastern Pennsylvania area code, which includes parts of Philly area, leads the state in the number of telemarketing complaints

The Reading Eagle reports the 610 area code has lodged more complaints with the Federal Trade Commission than any of Pennsylvania's eight other area codes since 2007.

Part of the reason may be that the area code has more numbers registered on the federal Do Not Call list than any other Pennsylvania region.

There are 1.6 million Do Not Call registrations in the 610 area code, which includes Allentown, Bethlehem, Reading and parts of the Philadelphia suburbs.

Those folks filed 56,000 complaints since 2007.

FTC officials said most nuisance calls are made to home phones because the law prevents telemarketers from using automatic dialers to call cellphones.

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