Given the limitations of the Do Not Call list, consumers may
need to consider additional measures to protect their privacy.
Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) recommends using call-blocking tools and checking with
your phone carrier about options for blocking unwanted calls.
Various third-party apps can also help identify and block these
Another recommended step is to be wary of any call that asks you
to press a number to stop getting the calls. Responding may even
lead to more unwanted calls, as it confirms to the robocallers
that your number is active.
Additionally, you can report unwanted texts to the FCC. Texts
are treated similarly to calls under FTC rules, and commercial
texts should not be sent without your consent unless they are
purely informational or transactional in nature.