robocalls

“Combatting illegal robocalls is our top consumer priority at the FCC,” Pai said in a statement last month.
In November alone, Americans received an estimated 5.1 billion scam calls from automated machines — more than any month on record.
Federal agencies are taking action, holding robocallers accountable and searching for new ways to regulate as robocallers continue to become more sophisticated with their tactics. FCC chairman Ajit Pai sent a letter in November to more than a dozen phone providers demanding they adopt “a robust call authentication system to combat illegal caller ID spoofing.” Pai warned that the FCC “will take action” if it doesn’t see any progress in creating such a system by 2019.
“Combatting illegal robocalls is our top consumer priority at the FCC,” Pai said in a statement last month.

Telemarketing calls cross 5B for the first time in July.
FBN’s Lauren Simonetti on telemarketing calls hitting record highs.
If you feel like you’ve been receiving more pesky, automated spam phone calls lately, you’re probably right.
According to a new report from the app RoboKiller, Americans received a record-shattering number of more than 5 billion robocalls in July – or nearly 19 spam calls for every single person – compared to 2.62 billion a year ago.
The number of telemarketing phone calls began to spike in May, according to RoboKiller, which reported 3.7 million calls. The already bloated problem has continued to explode throughout the summer, largely because many of the calls have been effective: In 2016, about 22 million people lost $9.5 billion because of spam callers.

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