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

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  1. ronjor

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    On the Trail of the Robocall King
     
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    FTC Crackdown Stops Operations Responsible for Billions of Illegal Robocalls

     
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    The FCC has fined robocallers $208 million. It's collected $6,790.

     
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    $6,790? o_O No wonder they don't stop calling. :rolleyes:
     
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    I was getting multiple spam calls daily, have not had one in over a week.
    Fingers crossed that these annoying calls are fizzing out.
     
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    I just got a spam call from AT&T from my own cell phone number?
     
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    Die, robocalls, die: A how-to guide to stop spammers and exact revenge
    We tested six apps and services to find the best way to fight back against bots, telemarketers and fraud
    April 4, 2019

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...die-how-to-guide-stop-spammers-exact-revenge/
     
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    The Robocall Crisis Will Never Be Totally Fixed
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    https://www.wired.com/story/robocalls-spam-fix-stir-shaken/
     
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    Lawmakers Seek to Punish Robocallers with Prison Time
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    https://www.nextgov.com/policy/2019/04/lawmakers-seek-punish-robocallers-prison-time/156278/
     
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    T-Mobile, Comcast launch anti-robocalling feature, claim industry's first
     
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    I have noticed a dramatic drop in robocalls. Anyone else?
     
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    A little. Instead of 10 calls a day average, I'm down to two a day. :cautious:
     
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    Indian National Extradited to United States to Face Charges for Leadership Role in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

     
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    Phone Scams Cause Americans to Lose $10.5 Billion in 2018
     
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    Guy Gets A Spam Call On Elevator Emergency Line

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    FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocalls
     
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    FTC Disconnects Pointbreak Media Robocall Scheme Defendants
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    Scammers impersonate Amazon customer support in new scheme as robocalls surge
     
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    The Senate votes to approve anti-robocalling bill
     
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    Chairman Pai on Latest Progress Combatting Malicious Spoofing

     
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    "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..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...e-suspected-robocalls/?utm_term=.6dc73c0c049a
     
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