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FCC Warns Everyone about This New Robocall Scam That Could Cost You a Lot

Well, one of the major downsides of wielding the technology of phones is scam calls. You never know where they come from, but you’ll definitely experience a couple every now and then.

Robocalls have always been an issue that annoyed both phone users and authorities. Scammers are always on the lookout. And if you haven’t received an email from the prince of some exotic country yet, he’s probably going to call soon!

Carriers are always developing counter measures to identify spam calls to get them off the grid completely. But no matter how hard they try, some new tricks and schemes are going to slide in. This is why you should always be privy to what’s going [...]

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Cell phone carriers now have the power to stop robocalls. When will they use it?

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow cell phone companies to block robocalls by default, but the nation’s major carriers would not give specifics on if or when they would use the newfound power to protect their customers from what’s become a daily annoyance. After Thursday’s vote, carriers can now block non-pre-approved numbers by […]

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FCC ruling says carriers can block robocallers by default

The United States Communications Commission (or FCC, for short) has been discussing what to do about the increasingly-annoying problem of robocalling for a while. Today it unanimously passed a ruling that gives the green light for carriers to block unwanted robocalls by default.

An official press statement reads, “the Commission approved a Declaratory Ruling to affirm that voice service providers may, as the default, block unwanted calls based on reasonable call analytics, as long as their customers are informed and have the opportunity to opt out of the blocking.”

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U.S. Senate Approves Anti-Robocalling Bill

The United States Senate on Thursday voted nearly unanimously to approve an anti-robocalling bill designed to cut down on the number of illegal robocalls to  phone users.

The Senate overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S. 151) by a vote of 97-1. It now heads to the House for its consideration.

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