The Freakin' FCC closes loopholes in robocall/robotext regulations.


  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has introduced the ability to “red flag” certain numbers and require mobile carriers to block text messages from those sources, effectively making it illegal for marketing texts to be sent to numbers on the do-not-call registry.
  • This closes a loophole widely used by fraudulent robocallers and lead generators, who are now required to obtain consumer consent to receive such communications one seller at a time instead of applying a single approval to multiple telemarketers at once.
  • Further steps have been proposed, such as blocking requirements when the FCC notifies a provider of a likely scam text-generating number, or text message authentication with STIR/SHAKEN protocols.