Yes, It’s Bad. Robocalls, and Their Scams, Are Surging.

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  1. IvoShoen

    IvoShoen Registered Member

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    You can do this with apps like 'Should I Answer'.
     
  2. zapjb

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    Once again my fault. I'm being unclear.

    Just asking which symbol * or # symbolizes wildcard numbers on Oreo 8.1 native callblocker.
     
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    They need to start making provisions for people to be able to sue such deliberate call vendors and sue the pants off them.

    That will chop the feet right out from under those sneaks-scams. Or else rewrite the entire network of a region and lace tracers on the channels that can either systematically disconnect and/or at the same time trackback to the sources.
     
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    Microsoft is using blockchain to curb spam calls in India
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    https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/08/27/microsoft-blockchain-spam-calls-india/
     
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    Telemarketer Philip Roesel has been fined again (one year ago)
    Robocaller spoofed real numbers to avoid angry call-backs to his own phone
    Robocallers hit with $120M in FCC fines for hiding behind spoofed numbers
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    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...s-to-avoid-angry-call-backs-to-his-own-phone/
     
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    Phone spampocalypse: fighting back in the age of unwanted calls
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  9. ronjor

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    Here's how Apple, Google, and Microsoft can stop robocalls
     
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    Attorney Generals From 35 States Call on FCC To Stop Illegal Robocalls
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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...states-call-on-fcc-to-stop-illegal-robocalls/
    letter (PDF): https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/refresh-robocall-record-reply-comment-of-35-state-ags.pdf
     
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    FF12: Finally an end to robocalls?
     
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    We can hope.
     
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    Understanding STIR/SHAKEN
     
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    I recently get many calls. One of those was not terminated early enough, and the guy spole 3min long on my answer machine app thing. He was talking to a college. I don't understand their language, so I have to find someone to translate it. Could be interesting.
     
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    FCC demands companies take action to halt 'robocalls'
     
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    T-Mobile says it has blocked 1 billion spam calls, is ready for call authentication
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    U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties
     
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    How the fight against robocalls has become an escalating "arms race" against scammers
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    The FCC’s plan to fight spam texts could give phone companies more power over messaging
    Consumer advocacy group opposes the move
    November 20, 2018

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/20/18105223/fcc-robocalls-robotexts-proposals-information-service
     
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    "Why all the robocalls? Because it’s cheap

    A consumer survey by D.C.-based B2B research firm Clutch found 52 percent reported receiving at least one robocall a day, and nearly 40 percent reported multiple robocalls a day.

    The reasons for the proliferation of annoying automated solicitation is that technology has made it cheap, and, the sheer volume of consumers they reach make them effective.

    I can go to a website, upload an audio file, put in a range of phone numbers, use a prepaid debit card and annoy an entire city for $400 or $500,” said Alex Quilici, CEO of YouMail, a service for blocking robocalls...

    “Robocalls are easy for scammers, and the dropping cost means that even if a robocall is only successful with one out of every 500 calls, that can still make financial sense,” said Riley Panko at Cutch...

    Robocalls work, too.

    In Clutch’s survey, 21 percent who’d answered a robocall admitted to either accidentally or intentionally giving their private information..."

    https://wtop.com/business-finance/2018/12/why-all-the-robocalls-dc-firm-says-because-its-cheap/
     
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    FCC affirms that wireless carriers can block unwanted text messages
     
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    Truecaller: Spam calls jumped over 300% in 2018
    December 18, 2018
    https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/18/truecaller-spam-calls-jumped-over-300-in-2018/
     
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