Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, May 6, 2018.
New Wave of HMRC Scam Calls Hits UK
Americans received a record-breaking 5.1 billion robocalls in November — here are some ways to stop them
December 21, 2018
T-Mobile begins verifying calls to protect against spam
January 10, 2019
"The latest threat from the government shutdown: More robo-calls...
In Washington, federal regulators aren’t around to administer the nation’s anti-robo-call rules. They can’t take consumers’ complaints, warn Americans about potential fraud or investigate the worst offenders, experts say. Already, some scammers even appear to be trying to target Americans about the shutdown itself...
At the moment, there’s no one around to administer the country’s Do Not Call list, the official government registry where consumers can ask legitimate businesses not to call them. Those who have tried to add their numbers to the list have encountered a Web page that says the government is “unable to offer this website service at this time,” a notice that drew a flood of angry comments on Reddit, Twitter and other social media sites this week....
In Washington, spokesmen at the FCC and FTC could not comment because they are closed during the shutdown...."
I am on the "Do Not Call List" but when I called to report being called repeatedly to lower my Credit Card interest rate I was told there wasn't anything they could do. But, to continue to report the calls and the telephone numbers calling me. Now why would I waste my time reporting to them if there is nothing they can do?
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