Tag: robocalls

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FCC Implements New Rules To Battle Influx Of Robocalls

May 20, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The Federal Communications Commission took action against illegal spam calls contacting American phone lines from overseas by adopting new protocols that mandates service and gateway providers take additional steps to verify the identity of calls they rout. As part of […]


FCC Creates Public Database to Track Compliance with New Robocall-Killing Program

May 18, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The Federal Communications Commission is moving ahead with a program requiring telephone service providers to verify the origins of phone calls—potentially eliminating spoof and robocalls—and is creating a new public database to track compliance among carriers. This summer, telephone service […]


Be on guard for coronavirus robocalls, warns FCC

March 20, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Robocalls have been targeting the vulnerable and unsuspecting for years, so it’s no surprise that the scumbags would take advantage of the current global catastrophe to enhance their scams. The FCC warns that it has received numerous reports of coronavirus-related […]


The robocall crisis will never totally be fixed

April 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Years into the robocalling frenzy, your phone probably still rings off the hook with “important information about your account,” updates from the “Chinese embassy,” and every bogus sweepstakes offer imaginable. That’s despite promises from the telecom industry and the US […]


FCC says PayPal ‘robocall’ policy could break rules

June 12, 2015

Via: itCurated

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has cautioned PayPal that provisions in its new user agreement for contacting customers with autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages could violate federal laws. In order to comply with the rules, PayPal would have […]