Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, May 6, 2018.
The real problem with robocalls
FCC proposes $10 million fine on robocaller that spread misinformation on California politician
December 12, 2019
FCC Proposes $37.5 Million Fine for Spoofed Telemarketing Calls
Affordable Enterprises of Arizona, LLC
Robocallers undercover as Apple tech support, spoofing store numbers
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
AT&T launches Call Validation Displays, based on STIR/SHAKEN protocols
December 18, 2019
AT&T: AT&T Activates Call Validation Displays
Robocall fines rise to $10,000 per call under newly passed law
Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won’t end
December 31, 2019
TechCrunch: TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice
FTC Issues Biennial Report to Congress on the National Do Not Call Registry
December 31, 2019
Spoiler: Biennial Report (PDF)
FTC: Biennial Report to Congress
Under the Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007
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
DOJ seeks court approval to stop companies from making robocalls
FCC wants to fine one man almost $13 million for making 6,000 robocalls
FTC Warns 19 VoIP Service Providers That ‘Assisting and Facilitating’ Illegal Telemarketing or Robocalling is Against the Law
January 30, 2020
DOJ going after telecom companies for assisting robocall scams
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
U.S. agency urges U.S. voice providers to support robocall crackdown
Here's everything you can do to stop annoying robocalls by Jason Cipriani.
These are the two measures I always utilize. If the call is important, they can leave a message.
If the calling number is not in my contacts, I never answer it. I don't even have a voice message box set up.
Two or more calls from the same unknown number gets blocked.
Yes, the Block feature is something I use a lot on my smartphone.
It's a wonderful feature to have!
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.
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.
Maybe this will help: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-block-a-number/
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.
This App Automatically Cancels and Sues Robocallers
FCC to require anti-robocall tech after “voluntary” plan didn’t work out
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