Good news! Lawmakers are taking action against the robocall epidemic and introducing solutions.
On July 17, 2019, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) passed unanimously (48-0) from the Energy and Commerce Committee to the House of Representatives, where committee members hope it will become law.
Continue reading Stopping Bad Robocalls Act Moves to House Floor
“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Evil forces threatening to grip the world in darkness are nothing new, but they’re still scary. Both the One Ring of Middle-earth and the one-ring scam of this earth have the power to pull people into their destructive orbits.
Continue reading One Ring to Fool Them All
If you’ve been shaken by fishy phone calls and feel stirred to make them stop, you’re not alone. Government agencies and phone companies are actively working to solve the problem of unwanted calls with SHAKEN/STIR, a call verification system and the focus of the FCC-hosted Robocall Summit on July 11th.
Continue reading Shaken/Stir: FCC Holds Robocall Summit
Remember the days of “Won’t you be my neighbor?”
Now thanks to call spoofing, you’re probably saying, “Wait, you’re not my neighbor?”
Continue reading Coming to a Neighborhood Near You: Call Spoofing
Have you ever received a call that looks like your phone number? Or maybe it’s all zeros? This is call spoofing.
Call Spoofing is tricking the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is a different number than what is being called from. Continue reading How to Avoid Call Spoofing and Neighbor Spoof Scam