After fake Biden blows up, government immediately cracks down

After AI Biden robocall blows up, government immediately cracks down

AI generated calls aren’t completely banned, but they do require explicit consent to receive them now.

On Feb 8, 2024 by Marlon Ettinger

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Vivek Ramaswamy hit with a lawsuit over ‘annoying’ New Hampshire robocalls

It’s unclear if the suit has any legs.

On Jan 25, 2024 by Marlon Ettinger

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FCC now requires telecom companies to block major provider of student loan robocalls

‘We’re cutting these scammers off so they can’t use efforts to provide student loan debt relief as cover for fraud.’

On Dec 8, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Jacob Wohl required to register low-income voters as punishment for robocall scheme

‘I think it’s a despicable thing that you guys have done,’ the judge said.

On Nov 29, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Scammer behind 40% of all student loan debt robocalls identified, shut down

Upwards of 40% of such scam calls made last month came from a single source.

On Nov 10, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Jacob Wohl pleads guilty to robocall charges, could face a year in jail

The calls targeted minority and Democratic voters.

On Oct 24, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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7 carriers put on notice by FCC for refusing to block robocalls

The carriers have 14 days to comply.

On Oct 4, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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FCC orders phone companies to block scam network’s auto warranty robocalls

‘We are not going to tolerate robocall scammers or those that help make their scams possible.’

On Jul 23, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Phone scammers are impersonating an FTC commissioner, telling people they’re about to be arrested

They’re pretending to be Noah Phillips.

On Apr 15, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Despite FTC efforts to halt robocalls, complaints soared last year

The FTC told Congress complaints were ‘overwhelmingly’ about robocalls.

On Jan 6, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

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Tech newsletter: Robocall hell

Here’s this week’s tech newsletter.

On Nov 30, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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Complaints about robocalls skyrocketed in 2021, FTC says

Complaints about other telemarketing calls also soared.

On Nov 24, 2021 by Claire Goforth

A young woman looking at a smartphone frustrated by a robotext.

FCC wants to tackle the flood of spam texts on your phone

The FCC has tackled robocalls, now wants to look at robotexts

On Oct 19, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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Today could be the beginning of the end of unwanted robocalls

The FCC set today as a deadline for providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN.

On Jun 30, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A phone getting spammed by robocalls. The phone shows a called ID with an unknown number.

FCC fight against robocalls goes international

The FCC and an Australian agency signed an agreement to help fight robocalls.

On Jun 4, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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