Robocalls, Texts & Spoofing

mobile device iconRobocalls and texts can be annoying, frustrating and even worse - Fraudulent. The FCC is Committed to protecting you from illegal robocalls, texts and caller ID spoofing.

What You Can Do

A woman with headphones looking down at her phone

  • Put your mobile and landline numbers on the national Do Not Call Registry. Visit the National Do Not Call Registry webpage or (888) 382-1222 from the number you want to register.
  • Research apps, services or devices that help block unwanted calls.
  • Don't answer calls from unknown callers. That could verify you have an active line. Never call back an unfamiliar number – it may lead to a scam.
  • Spoofed caller ID numbers may trick you into answering. If you answer a spoofed call, hang up immediately. Do not respond to even simple questions or requests.
  • Scam callers may pretend to represent an organization, business or even a government agency. Never reveal any personal or financial information unless you can independently verify the caller.
  • FCC rules offer protection against unwanted calls and texts. File a complaint with the FCC to help us determine where to take action. Visit the Consumer Inquiries and Complaint Center.

FC LogoVisit the Stop Unwanted Robocalls and Texts webpage to Find web resources and learn more.