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Tip Line Encourages Public Participation in the Fight Against Jammers

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Released: October 15, 2012


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Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20554
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order
constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).



October 15, 2012

Neil Grace, (202) 418-0506



Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today launches a
dedicated jammer tip line – 1-855-55-NOJAM (or 1-855-556-6526) – to make it easier for the public to
report the use or sale of illegal cell phone, GPS or other signal jammers. It is against the law for
consumers to use, import, advertise, sell or ship a cell or GPS jammer or any other type of device that
blocks, jams or interferes with authorized communications, whether on private or public property.
Call the FCC’s toll free Jammer Tip Line immediately if:
you are aware of the ongoing use of a cell, GPS, or other signal jammer;
your employer operates a jammer in your workplace;
you observe a jammer in operation at your school or college;
you observe an advertisement for a jammer at a local store; or
you observe a jammer being operated on your local bus, train or other mass transit system.
Michele Ellison, Chief of the Enforcement Bureau, said: “We need consumers to be our eyes and ears.
Jammers do not just weed out noisy or annoying conversations and disable unwanted GPS tracking, they
can prevent 9-1-1 and other emergency phone calls from getting through in a time of need.”
Calls to the Jammer Tip Line will be handled by experienced Enforcement Bureau staff. Callers are
encouraged to provide as much detail as possible, including the time and location of the incident, a
description of the jamming device (if available), and the name and contact information of the individual
or business using or selling the device. While callers may remain anonymous, the Bureau urges callers to
provide a contact phone number in case additional information is needed.
Ms. Ellison added, “Every tip can make a difference. While our agents are actively pursuing these
violations online and on the street, you can help. We encourage concerned parents, commuters,
employees, and anyone else with credible information to tip us off. Working together, we can stop the
spread of illegal jammers.”
For more information, Frequently Asked Questions about cell, GPS, and Wi-Fi jammers are available at, or you may email us at
Media inquiries should be directed to Neil Grace at (202) 418-0506 or or to Karen
Onyeije at (202) 418-1757 or
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