robocalls

Customers previously had to request or download apps to have the calls blocked. Now it can be done by default.
Scammers let phones ring once. If people call back, they’re connected to a number that charges per-minute fees.
"Unleash Hell!": The "Last Week Tonight" team created a program to keep dialing all five commissioners with a special message from Oliver.
White supremacist group's calls target Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. "We know what to do about that: vote," Winfrey urges on Instagram.
Cursing like a sailor into the phone doesn’t actually work, you know.
Congress and the Obama administration seem to believe U.S. households don't need further protection from the financial industry.
It's 9 a.m. and I just got my third robocall of the day. Enough already!
There's little independent evidence that the move would significantly increase collections or avert loan defaults.
The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?
Millions of Americans on the National Do Not Call Registry (donotcall.gov) complain they still receive unwanted calls from robocallers. Why? Because most robocalls are scams run by con artists who are only trying to trick you out of your money, and they simply ignore the law.
Shutting down robocallers requires a multi-pronged approach. Law enforcement alone cannot put a stop to robocalls. We also need to go toe to toe on the technological front to develop powerful solutions to the problem.
According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it's illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud.
Cuomo publicly snubbed Teachout; Weingarten slighted Teachout in the final hour, behind her back, and in the name of a position so obscure to the general public that Weingarten must preface it with, "Hey, you know me as a union prez, but don't think of me that way right now..." And still, Teachout took a third of the vote from Cuomo.
Do you feel like you're getting bombarded with robocalls -- those annoying, prerecorded calls from telemarketers?
here's been a huge spike in robocall scams in the U.S. over the past few years. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gets more then 200,000 complaints every month about this widespread problem. Here's what you should know, along with some tips that can help you protect yourself.