Safety Tips & Guide to Blocking Unwanted Calls, Texts

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the FCC plays a crucial role in helping consumers stop unwanted calls, text messages and faxes. Read the following articles for more information.

How to File a Complaint against unwanted calls, texts and faxes?

You have multiple options for filing complaint with the FCC: File your complaint online By phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322); TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322); ASL Videophone: 1-844-432-2275... Read More

December 20, 2016
Complaint

What are the rules on robocalls and robotexts?

Telemarketing calls can be stopped by consumers through the Do Not Call registry which protects both landline and wireless phones. All non-emergency robocalls, both telemarketing and informational, ... Read More

December 19, 2016
Robocalls

what you can do to stop Robo calls?

Ask your phone company to offer robocall-blocking technology for which the FCC has now given the legal approval. Register your number on the Do Not Call list in order to block telemarketing calls: ww... Read More

December 19, 2016
Robocalls

Must know information about Robo calls

What are the rules for robocalls? FCC rules require a business to obtain your written consent - on paper or through electronic means, including website forms, a telephone keypress - or a recording of ... Read More

December 18, 2016
Robocalls

What are the rules on Telemarketing Calls?

FCC rules address unsolicited telephone marketing calls - including those using automated and prerecorded messages: Require anyone making a telephone solicitation call to your home to provide his or h... Read More

December 14, 2016
Telemarketing

How to Register with National Do Not Call List?

The national Do Not Call list protects home voice or personal wireless phone numbers. You can register your numbers on the national Do Not Call list by phone or on the Internet at no cost. To register... Read More

December 14, 2016
Do Not Call

How can I avoid spam texts and email?

To reduce the number of unwanted email and texts you receive: Be careful about giving out your mobile phone number, email address or any other personal information. Read through commercial web forms.... Read More

December 14, 2016
Spam

What are the rules about unwanted texts to your mobile phone?

FCC rules ban text messages sent to a mobile phone using an autodialer (which most commercial spam uses) unless you previously gave consent to receive the message or the message is sent for emergency ... Read More

December 12, 2016
Spam

How can I take action against spam texts and email?

You can file a complaint with the FCC if you receive: An unwanted commercial email message sent to your mobile phone. An autodialed or prerecorded voice message or text message sent to your mobile ph... Read More

December 12, 2016
Spam

When are companies allowed to send advertisements to my fax machine?

Businesses are not allowed to send junk faxes to you unless you gave them permission or you have an established business relationship with them and voluntarily provided them with your fax number. A fa... Read More

December 10, 2016
Junk Faxes

How do I stop companies from sending me unwanted faxes?

All fax advertisements must include a notice and contact information on the first page of the fax that allows recipients to "opt out" of future faxes. The opt-out information must be easy to find, ... Read More

December 9, 2016
Junk Faxes

How can the FCC help for Junk Faxes?

What are Junk Faxes? Unsolicited advertisements sent to your fax machine are sometimes called junk faxes. In most cases, FCC rules under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Junk Fax Prevention ... Read More

December 8, 2016
Junk Faxes

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