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Robocall Scams

I’ve been reading recently Grinders by C.S. Boyack (and making slow progress thanks to the wee one being always around – sorry, Craig!) Craig, who’s obviously a time traveler visiting from the future, has holographic walking ads following you wherever you go in 2173. 283 more words

Random Musings

Feds Fine Fraudsters for Making a Billion Robocalls

“The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers. 125 more words

Privacy

Not enough...

That is the $225 million  fine against  Texas-based health insurance telemarketers for allegedly making approximately 1 billion illegal robocalls.   Every phone I own has been on the DO NOT CALL list since it was established, but I still get dozen of robocalls a week.  128 more words

Spam Calls Are Declining?

Last month I read two articles online that claimed the number of spam phone calls were going down, thanks to the coronavirus. The articles were on websites that I would consider reputable. 374 more words

Opinions And Reflections

Coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls

NEW YORK — Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper.

Robocalls.

Industry experts say robocalls are way down — scam calls as well as nagging from your credit card company to pay your bill. 449 more words

Health

FTC-FCC warning letters suggest a different kind of distancing

Agencies Target Companies Routing Scam Robocalls to Consumers about Fake
COVID-19-Related Refunds, Loan Reductions, and Social Security Threats

May 20, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) demanded that gateway providers allowing COVID-19 pandemic-related scam robocalls into the United States cut off this traffic or face serious consequences.  634 more words

News & Events

Is There a Constitutional Right to Make Robocalls? | WIRED

THE SUPREME COURT has produced many memorable moments in its 231-year history, but today was surely the first time a toilet audibly flushed in the background during oral arguments. 128 more words

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