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FCC robocall ruling offers hope

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Seniors may get robocall relief if a new Federal Communications Commission [FCC] ruling prompts phone companies to implement technologies that automatically block them. Dan Weber, an advocate for older Americans, says the ruling is a step in the right direction. The president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports that “while it is still early days, it appears the ...

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AMAC warns of more Social Security phone scams

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WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 17 – Robocall Social Security Administration scams are on the rise. The Federal Trade Commission [FTC] says SSA telephone shakedowns specifically targeting senior citizens now surpass phony IRS calls, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. For the past few years, fake IRS calls topped the list of complaints received by the FTC. “But the new SSA ...

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Takes A Big Step Toward Ending Robocalls

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The Federal Communication Commission announced plans Monday to instruct major phone companies to update their caller ID services to help combat so-called spoofed robocalls. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will host a summit in July to examine to what degree the industry is implementing new industry-wide standard for caller ID authentication. The new standard is called Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information ...

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More than two-thirds say National Do Not Call Registry ineffective

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Traditional screening tactics aren’t working against the robocall invasion Progress in the fight to block robocalls has been slow or non-existent, a new survey finds. Approximately half of consumers who signed up for the National Do Not Call Registry (49%) say they receive the same number of robocalls, and 19% say they receive more robocalls since signing up. The findings come from a ...

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Monthly Robocall Volumes Surpass 4 Billion Mark for First Time Ever in May

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For the first time ever, Americans were hit by more than 4 billion robocalls in a single month during May, crossing a new threshold for the nation’s robocalling dilemma and marking the third straight month that consumers have endured a record-setting pace for robocalls. The 4.06 billion robocalls received in May marked a 55% increase in calling volumes over May ...

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