By The Associated Press
MORE COMPLAINTS: Complaints to the government are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations. The biggest category of complaint: those annoying prerecorded pitches called robocalls that hawk everything from lower credit card interest rates to new windows for your home.
SIGNIFICANCE: That has raised questions about how well the federal "do-not-call" registry is working.
THE NUMBERS: Government figures show monthly robocall complaints have climbed from about 65,000 in October 2010 to more than 212,000 this April. Meanwhile, fewer telemarketers are checking the government list to see which numbers are off limits.
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