robocalls

FCC: Record $225M In Fines For Scam Robocalls

(CNN) - The Federal Communications Commission wants the operators of robocall scams to know that their numbers are up. They are pushing to fine one such company a record-breaking $225 million. The FCC is accusing the Texas-based company "rising…

FCC To Require Tech To Combat Robocalls

Springfield, MO (KYTV) - Ever get a call from a local area code, and you answer it, only to find it's actually a robocall? It's called spoofing, in which a local phone number is fraudulently imitated. It's an illegal…

Robocalls Dominate Do Not Call Complaints

(CNN) - New numbers show more and more consumers are actively doing what they can to avoid the dreaded robocall. Active registrations on the National Do Not Call list increased over the past year. The registry is maintained by…

U.S. Government Cracking Down On Robocallers

(CNN) - The U.S. government announced a nationwide crackdown on illegal robocalls Tuesday. The Federal Trade Commission, working with the Justice Department along with state and local authorities says it is targeting entities that have collectively placed more than…

Avoiding Social Security Scams

(NBC News) According to a recent report, nearly half of all phone calls will come from scammers by next year. The latest scheme involves fraudsters claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.…