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AGs reach agreement with robocall companies

Published in the Clarion-Ledger print edition on 8/31/2019.

PDF: States cracking down on robocalls

Twelve of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies have signed an agreement… 624 more words

Consumer

Verizon puts an end to spam calls, enables call filtering

The US mobile carrier Verizon has initiated an automatic spam blocker in select Android phones using its free call filter service after the Federal Communications Commission granted the company more power to aggressively block unwanted robocalls. 185 more words

News

You are the best weapon against scams

Robocalls are annoying at best, and potentially costly at worst. And they’re becoming more frequent. One call-blocking company estimates Americans received 48 billion robocalls in 2018. 51 more words

Opinion

Phone scammers strike hard in Southern Oregon

A dire phone message has rattled many locals with threats that a Social Security number has been canceled or an arrest warrant has been issued. 53 more words

Mail Tribune

Major Phone Service Providers Agree to Plan to Slow Robocallers

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: … 6 more words

New York Times

All About Robocalls

If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it’s a robocall. If you’re getting a lot of robocalls trying to sell you something, odds are the calls are illegal. 776 more words

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