Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, May 6, 2018.
Comr Starks Seeks Industry Plans For Free Robocall Blocking By Default
Some forms of Robo must be just for nuisance only and if you dismiss them when they try to get you to answer they eventually go away.
That's whats happened for me. Here in Indiana I been on the No Call list for years however last summer a flood of those annoying call ins were set on some daily timer and I got them for weeks on end. Instead of getting upset I just ignored or answered and hug up so many times I think they realized it was only a waste of their time and moved on elsewhere. No Call list doesn't guarantee stops for those because a few squeak in apparently.
This year I been robo call free
"Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis...
In the heart of Boston, Tufts Medical Center treats scores of health conditions,...
But doctors, administrators and other hospital staff struggled to contain a much different kind of epidemic one April morning last year: a wave of thousands of robocalls that spread, like a virus, from one phone line to the next, disrupting communications for hours to come.
...At Tufts Medical Center, administrators registered more than 4,500 calls between about 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on April 30, 2018, said Taylor Lehmann, the center’s chief information security officer. Many of the messages seemed to be the same: Speaking in Mandarin, an unknown voice threatened deportation unless the person who picked up the phone provided their personal information....
'They can't not pick them up,' said Steven Cardinal, a top security official at the Medical University of South Carolina. 'They don't have any indicator it's a spoof until they answer it.'..."
Committee Leaders Announce Bipartisan Deal on Robocalls Bill
June 20, 2019
FTC and Law Enforcement Partners to Announce Robocall Enforcement Sweep Tomorrow in Chicago
"FTC announces major crackdown on robocalls
The Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement plan to file charges against several companies and individuals as part of a major government clampdown on illegal robocalls...
The FTC is announcing a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country that they say are responsible for more than 1 billion calls..."
June 25, 2019
FTC, Law Enforcement Partners Announce New Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls
Complaints about Government Imposter Scams Reach Record High, According to New FTC Data
My Smart Call land line phone logged only 15 blocks in June, down from the usual 60-70.
Either some of the recent crackdowns and busts have made a dent or my phone company is getting on with something.
Hopefully a trend, not an anomaly.
Robocalls are not only annoying — there’s an entire dirty industry behind them, FTC reveals
How T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint fight robocalls on their network
Robocall ban should target texts and foreign calls, FCC chief says
Proposed new rules would extend robocall blocking to international calls and text messages
July 8, 2019
FCC proposal: Chairman Pai Proposes New Spoofing Rules for Foreign Robocalls & Texts
These agencies are toothless and the robocallers will find away around any attempts to block.
AT&T will automatically block fraud calls for new customers
AT&T’s robocall-blocking expansion won’t block spam calls unless you pay extra
FCC commissioner blasts carriers for failure to fight robocalls
House approves new rules to stop robocallers
FTC Announces New Public Web Page with Interactive Do Not Call and Robocall Data
July 29, 2019
How you can get paid if you've been robocalled
By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert
Posted: 8:24 PM, July 29, 2019 Updated: 10:25 PM, July 29, 2019
Avoid Spoofed Robocalls
FCC Bans Malicious Spoofing of Text Messages & Foreign Robocalls
New robocall rules let FCC crack down on texts and overseas callers by Marguerite Reardon.
It's much easier than you think to start a robocalling scam campaign
August 3, 2019
Google Voice forced to shut down SMS voicemail forwarding as carriers fight spam calls
Voice users won’t be able to get SMS transcripts of messages after August 9th
August 6, 2019
Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.
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