Don’t press 1 to speak to a live operator and don’t press any other number to get your number off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, it will probably just lead to more robocalls.
Ask your provider to block the number, and whether they charge for this service. Remember, telemarketers change caller ID information easily and often, so it might not be worth paying a fee to block a number that will change. Report your experience to the FTC.gov online, or by calling 888-382-1222.
Messages that are purely informational, such as calls to let you know your flight’s been canceled, reminders about an appointment or messages about a delayed school opening. But the business calling isn’t allowed to promote the sale of any goods or services.
Pre-recorded messages from a business that is contacting you to collect a debt is also permitted, but messages offering to sell you services to reduce your debt are barred.
Other exceptions include political calls and calls from certain healthcare providers. For example, pharmacies are permitted to use pre-recorded messages to provide prescription refill reminders. You may also receive messages from banks, telephone carriers and charities.