Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, May 6, 2018.
On the Trail of the Robocall King
FTC Crackdown Stops Operations Responsible for Billions of Illegal Robocalls
The FCC has fined robocallers $208 million. It's collected $6,790.
$6,790? No wonder they don't stop calling.
I was getting multiple spam calls daily, have not had one in over a week.
Fingers crossed that these annoying calls are fizzing out.
I just got a spam call from AT&T from my own cell phone number?
Company Ordered to Pay Woman $459K After Spamming Her With More Than 300 Robocalls
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April 4, 2019
The Robocall Crisis Will Never Be Totally Fixed
April 7, 2019
Lawmakers Seek to Punish Robocallers with Prison Time
April 12, 2019
T-Mobile, Comcast launch anti-robocalling feature, claim industry's first
I have noticed a dramatic drop in robocalls. Anyone else?
A little. Instead of 10 calls a day average, I'm down to two a day.
Friday, April 19, 2019
Indian National Extradited to United States to Face Charges for Leadership Role in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims
Phone Scams Cause Americans to Lose $10.5 Billion in 2018
Guy Gets A Spam Call On Elevator Emergency Line
Chairman Pai Announces Another Step in Fight Against Spoofed Robocalls
FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocalls
FTC Disconnects Pointbreak Media Robocall Scheme Defendants
May 15, 2019
Scammers impersonate Amazon customer support in new scheme as robocalls surge
The Senate votes to approve anti-robocalling bill
FTC Returns Nearly $315,000 to Consumers Who Bought Worthless Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Programs
'Nuts! Out of control. Do something!': American robocall outrage
Chairman Pai on Latest Progress Combatting Malicious Spoofing
"The FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved new rules that could make it easier for AT&T, Verizon and other telecom giants to block suspected spam calls on behalf of their subscribers,...
Under the order, telecom carriers now have a legal green-light to enroll consumers in their call-blocking services by default, as opposed to waiting for customers to sign up for such tools on their own...
The FCC also permitted AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to create new tools that might allow consumers to block calls coming from anyone other than the contacts already stored in their address books. And commissioners advanced debate on an additional order that would shield telecom giants from legal liability if they erroneously block calls that they cannot authenticate as legitimate...
In doing so, though, the FCC stopped short of a broader rewrite of the nation’s anti-robocall rules, an overhaul that consumer groups have urged both the agency and Congress to consider...
For now, the nation’s top four carriers have said little about how they plan to proceed now that the FCC has opened the door for them to offer call-blocking tools by default..."
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