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Court Orders Injunctions against Two Telecom Carriers for Facilitating Hundreds of Millions Robocalls in the United States

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered orders in two separate civil actions, barring eight individuals and entities from continuing to facilitate the transmission of massive volumes of fraudulent robocalls to consumers in the United States, the Department of Justice announced today. In one of the matters, United States v. Nicholas Palumbo, et al., the District ...

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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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