Phone Carriers Say They'll Block Some Robocalls And Crack Down On Spoofed NumbersMajor phone companies say they'll give customers free tools to block robocalls as part of an agreement reached with 51 state attorneys general.
Federal Trade Commission Announces Major Crackdown On RobocallsThe FTC and law enforcement plan to file charges against several companies and individuals as part of a government clampdown on illegal robocalls.
Phone Carriers Can Now Block Robocalls By DefaultRobocalls are flooding cell phones, interrupting dinners, and scamming people out of money. Relief could finally be on the horizon, but perhaps at a cost.
Bill To Stop Unwanted Robocalls Passes US SenateThe bill broadens the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to levy civil penalties of up to $10,000 per call on people who intentionally flout telemarketing restrictions.
FCC Warns Of Late-Night 'One Ring' Call Back ScamIf an unknown number with a “222” area code rings up your phone in the middle of the night – don’t call back.
Texas Joins Effort To Fight Against Robocalls“Unwanted phone calls are both a nuisance and an invasion of privacy, and growing robocall scams could cost Texans anywhere from a few dollars to their life savings,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said.
Scam Robocalls Ringing In The Millions In DFWConsumers received more than 18 billion robocalls in 2017, a 75 percent increase from the year before, according the CBS News.
The FCC's Fight Against Phone-Y CallsThe Federal Communications Commission is vowing to "facilitate blocking of illegal robocalls." But it's a slow process. They say, "In terms of call authentication, we are still in the preliminary stage."
Judge Awards Nearly $230,000 To Irving Woman Who Got 153 RobocallsIt wasn't a robocall, but a federal judge left a message anyway for companies Tuesday when he awarded nearly $230,000 to a Texas woman, finding that a cable company crossed the line when it harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about the wrong numbers.