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

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    The real problem with robocalls
     
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    FCC proposes $10 million fine on robocaller that spread misinformation on California politician
    December 12, 2019
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12...nt-ajit-pai-federal-communications-commission
    FCC:
    FCC Proposes $37.5 Million Fine for Spoofed Telemarketing Calls
    Affordable Enterprises of Arizona, LLC
     
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    Sprint's free service helps customers detect, block robocalls
    A $2.99-per-month Plus option lets customers see callers' names, even if they're not in their contacts list
    December 17, 2019

    https://www.cnet.com/news/sprints-free-service-helps-customers-detect-block-robocalls/
     
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    AT&T launches Call Validation Displays, based on STIR/SHAKEN protocols
    December 18, 2019
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    AT&T: AT&T Activates Call Validation Displays
     
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    Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won’t end
    December 31, 2019
    https://apnews.com/59510a5e48695f65ce2b897996227501
    TechCrunch: TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice
     
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    FTC Issues Biennial Report to Congress on the National Do Not Call Registry
    December 31, 2019
    https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/pre...report-congress-national-do-not-call-registry
    FTC: Biennial Report to Congress
    Under the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007
    (PDF): https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/biennial-report-congress-under-do-not-call-registry-fee-extension-act-2007-operation-national-do-not/p034305dncreport2019.pdf
     
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    Defendants Who Helped Blast Consumers with Millions Of Cruise Line Robocalls Settle FTC Complaint
    Telemarketers working with Grand Bahama Cruise Line pitched free vacations
    January 10, 2020

    https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/pre...o-helped-blast-consumers-millions-cruise-line
     
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    DOJ seeks court approval to stop companies from making robocalls
     
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    FTC Warns 19 VoIP Service Providers That ‘Assisting and Facilitating’ Illegal Telemarketing or Robocalling is Against the Law
    January 30, 2020
    https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/pre...voip-service-providers-assisting-facilitating
    DOJ going after telecom companies for assisting robocall scams
     
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    T-Mobile and Sprint can now verify that callers are real to protect against spam
    SHAKEN/STIR gets a little bit more support
    February 4, 2020

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/4/2...ification-shaken-stir-protocol-robocalls-spam
     
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    These are the two measures I always utilize. If the call is important, they can leave a message.
     
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    If the calling number is not in my contacts, I never answer it. I don't even have a voice message box set up. :shifty:

    Two or more calls from the same unknown number gets blocked. :)
     
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    Yes, the Block feature is something I use a lot on my smartphone.
     
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    It's a wonderful feature to have! :thumb:
     
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    Absolutely. With a Google phone Android can easily be set so that the screen won't even light up if a non-contact call or text gets sent. Totally black and quiet so no visual disturbances at all. Its so peaceful in the evening when you don't even have to turn your head and take notice of any phone activity.
     
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    Can you describe the process? I have a problem with spam text messages where the spammer keeps spoofing his number so the messages bypass the block list. I'd like to block calls and texts from numbers not on the contacts list.
     
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    Maybe this will help: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-block-a-number/
     
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    I didn't read the link above this post because I am on the fly right now. The answer is in DO NOT DISTURB settings. Turning off visual disturbances is a key ingredient for me. Some Androids do a perfect job while others don't. Pure Google phones follow android pie setting and comply. Some Samsungs will still bring up visual disturbances but the SOUND is off. Depends upon hardware.
     
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