Limiting Unwanted Calls & Emails

Some phone calls and emails are important, some can be annoying, and others are just plain illegal. Learn how to reduce the number of unwanted messages you get by phone and online.

National Do Not Call Registry

Tips to help you stop unwanted calls and information about the National Do Not Call Registry

Stopping Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls, and Email

Here’s how to limit the number of unsolicited mailings, calls, and emails you get.

Phone Scams

These tips can help you hang up on a phone scammer and hold onto your money.

Cell Phones and The Do Not Call Registry

How to put your cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry.


Telemarketing sales calls with recorded messages are generally illegal unless you have given the company written permission to call you.


Here’s how you can reduce unwanted commercial emails.

The Telemarketing Sales Rule

Learn about your rights when it comes to telemarketing calls, including pre-recorded calls.

Text Message Spam

Text message spam is to your cell phone what email spam is to your personal computer.

Privacy Choices for Your Personal Financial Information

Federal law gives you the right to stop some sharing of your personal financial information.

The “Nigerian” Email Scam

Strangers who offer “big rewards” to help them move money out of a foreign country are lying.

10 Years of Do Not Call Infographic

A timeline of important Do Not Call cases.

Blocking Unwanted Calls

Here are a few options for blocking robocalls and other unwanted calls.

How Does a Robocall Work Infographic

This visual guide shows how robocalls happen.