FCC Cracking Down On Robotexts After years of cracking down on robocalls, the FCC is now turning its attention to scammy text messages. This week, the FCC adopted a new rule that requires mobile carries to block text messages from sources considered “highly likely to be illegal”. An estimated 225 billion robotexts were sent to Americans last year – more than 700 per person. The rules will go into effect in the coming weeks. How many scam texts do you get in a typical day or week?