robocalls News of 07/19/19
FCC Proposal Would Let It Punish International Robocallers
While the FCC and Congress hammer out new rules to (hopefully) banish robocalls forever, there are some short-term solutions that can help in the meantime — and one may arrive in just a few weeks. A new FCC proposal allows the agency to go after ...
This New App Promises To Block Robocalls Forever. But Should We Have To Pay For That?
A new app is promising to rid your life of robocall spam and scams once and for all, in exchange for a monthly fee. But it also raises the question: why should we have to pay to block robocalls at all? Firewall , an iOS app from the creators of ...
FCC Passes Measure Urging Carriers To Block Robocalls By Default
The FCC voted at its open meeting this week to adopt an anti-robocall measure, but it may or may not lead to any abatement of this maddening practice — and it might not be free, either. That said, it’s a start towards addressing a problem ...
Regulators Are Taking Steps To Block Robocalls That Annoy Millions Of Americans
(NEW YORK) — New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act. ...
New FCC Proposal Would Make It Easier For Carriers To Block Robocalls
The current FCC commissioners’ stances haven’t always made them the most popular with consumers (see: net neutrality), but new, stricter robocall rules could help them win over some fans. Ajit Pai this morning proposed new rules that would let ...
FTC Smacks Down Robocallers, But The Penalties Don’T Match Their Heinous Crimes
The fight against robocallers is just getting started, and the wheel of justice turns slowly, but the FTC just took down a handful of major operations responsible for billions of unwanted calls, some of them adding additional fraud to the mix. The ...
FCC Tells Carriers They Must Adopt A System To Detect Scam Robocalls By Next Year
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is calling on the telecom industry to help put an end to scam robocalls. On Monday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai sent letters to the heads of voice providers, including AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Frontier, ...