What to do about unwanted robocalls

On Behalf of | Jul 22, 2021 | Telecommunications Law

Everyone gets robocalls. You look at your phone, and it is yet another phone call from a number you do not recognize entreating you to sign up for insurance, cable packages or other services you have not requested. Until now, you might not have known there is something you can do to combat this issue. If you live in Texas, the below information may help you prevent unwanted calls.

The law regarding robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, has been working diligently to try to prevent spoof and robocalls made to millions of Americans on a yearly basis. The organization is applying telecommunications law to work with phone companies to block certain calls or label them as spam. The FCC has also ramped up enforcement of the laws designed to protect consumers from predatory actions taken by spam callers.

Tools to help you

In addition to avoiding calls from numbers you do not know, you have access to a variety of tools to minimize the number of spam calls you receive. You can directly contact your phone company and ask it to block certain types of numbers, such as ones that often show up as spam or potential spam calls. You can also get your number on the Do Not Call List.

If all else fails, reaching out to a local telecommunications law attorney may help you. They may be able to offer you sound advice on how to stop robocalls to your phone or hold the caller accountable under the law.

It is never easy dealing with incessant robocalls. However, with the FCC combating the problem and lawyers offering additional assistance, you can work toward eliminating those pesky phone calls.