Tag Archives: Robocall

Why Robocalls Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Robocalls are like email spam and phishing attacks in that they are never likely to go away, a pair of experts predicted during a presentation at a technology conference earlier this month, according to a published report on wired.com. While progress has been made, there are still too many sticking …

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FCC Adopts New Rules to Battle Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a new rule that requires gateway providers — companies that connect calls between networks — to comply with STIR/SHAKEN caller ID protocols and take additional measures to verify the identity of providers whose traffic they are routing or face having their calls blocked from …

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FCC Proposes Rule To Curb More Robocall Activity

The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new rules — that it will vote on next month — aimed at requiring all gateway providers comply with anti-spoofing and robocall rules or face having all traffic blocked by other networks. The Commission will vote on the proposed rule at its next meeting, …

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Scam Call Volume Doubles in 2021: T-Mobile

The number of scam call attempts per month more than doubled from the start of 2021 to the end, according to a report that was released yesterday by T-Mobile. The cellular carrier revealed that there were 2.5 billion scam call attempts in November, compared with 1.1 billion in January. Also, …

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Ohio Anti-Robocall Bill Signed Into Law

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill into law that criminalizes spoofing of phone numbers while also giving the state Attorney General the power to prosecute cases in state court as well as federal court, and requires entities that have Caller ID’s that identify them as “unknown” or “blocked” …

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3M New Names on DNC List; 1M More Robocall Complaints: FTC

Nearly 3 million additional people added their phone numbers to the national Do Not Call registry during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended September 30, according to data released by the Federal Trade Commission just before Thanksgiving last week, bringing the total number of actively registered numbers on the list …

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N.Y. Enacts Anti-Robocall Laws

On the same day that she signed a series of new bills — including one targeting debt collection — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul also signed two other new bills into law that target robocalls and enact measures that will likely see more calls being automatically blocked by phone carriers. …

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