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  1. Supreme Court rules Facebook text alerts not akin to robocalls © Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday sided unanimously with Facebook, ruling that a notification system the social media giant employs to alert users to suspicious logins does not run afoul of a federal law aimed at curbing robocalls and automated text messages. The decision derailed a proposed class-action lawsuit that sought to hold Facebook liable under a 1991 law that imposed a general ban on automated calls. The justices found that Facebook’s opt-in security notific
  2. FCC fines two Texas telemarketers $225 million for making 1 billion robocalls It's the largest fine in the agency's history. Jessica Rosenworcel answers a question during an oversight hearing held by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, U.S. June 24, 2020. Jonathan Newton/Pool via REUTERS POOL New / reuters The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued the largest fine in its history. Two Texas-based telemarketers are on the hook for $225 million after makin
  3. FTC joins 38 states in takedown of massive charity robocall operation Over $110 million was taken from victims who believed they were funding veteran, children, and firefighter charities. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has closed down a huge charity fundraising scam that duped victims out of $110 million. The FTC said on Thursday that together with 46 agencies from 38 states, the organization was able to stamp out the telefunding operation, which has made an estimated 1.3 billion "deceptive" calls to at least 67 million US citizens. Accor
  4. A new report highlights how nimble scammers and spammers are in the face efforts to combat robocalls. Despite new initiatives by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and carriers, robocalls aren’t on the wane. Americans are still facing a scourge of 200 million unwanted robocalls a day, according to a report from Transaction Network Services (TNS), a major telecommunications network and services company. And nearly 30% of all U.S. calls were negative (nuisance, scam or fraud calls) in the first six months of the year, TNS said. One unsurp
  5. The number of robocalls to US consumers increased massively last year. Consumers in the US received a whopping 26.3 billion robocalls in 2018, which was 46 percent more than that the total number of robocalls in 2017, according to Hiya, maker of a caller ID app. The company estimates that people received on average 10 unwanted calls per month and that 25 percent of all robocalls are scams. The top three categories of unwanted calls in the US include general spam, fraud and telemarketing. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has outlined p
  6. Robocall Legal Advocate Leaks Customer Data A California company that helps telemarketing firms avoid getting sued for violating a federal law that seeks to curb robocalls has leaked the phone numbers, email addresses and passwords of all its customers, as well as the mobile phone numbers and other data on people who have hired lawyers to go after telemarketers. The Blacklist Alliance provides technologies and services to marketing firms concerned about lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a 1991 law that restricts the making
  7. DOJ sues US telecom providers for connecting Indian robocall scammers One provider connected 720 million calls in 23 days. Enlarge Luis Alvarez / Getty Images The US Department of Justice has filed lawsuits (PDF and PDF) against two small telecommunications providers that have allegedly connected hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls from Indian call centers to US residents. The feds want a New York federal judge to cut off the companies' access to the US telephone network. The government says a judge has already issu
  8. Robocall fines rise to $10,000 per call under newly passed law A holiday gift for anyone with a phone After months of negotiations, Congress approved a landmark bill on Thursday to stop the flood of illegal robocalls. The president is expected to sign it into law within the next few days. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, or the TRACED Act, empowers the federal government with new abilities to go after illegal robocallers. Once TRACED is enacted, the Federal Communications Commission could fine robocallers up to $10,000 pe
  9. AT&T, Comcast successfully test SHAKEN/STIR protocol for fighting robocalls AT&T and Comcast successfully test first SHAKEN/STIR-authenticated call between two different networks. AT&T and Comcast announced today that they've successfully tested what they believe to be the first SHAKEN/STIR-authenticated call between two different telecom networks.
  10. FCC to require anti-robocall tech after “voluntary” plan didn’t work out Pai follows Congress' orders, requires carriers to verify Caller ID accuracy. Enlarge Getty Images | MassimoVernicesole 114 with 82 posters participating Phone companies would be required to deploy technology that prevents spoofing of Caller ID under a plan announced today by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. Pai framed it as his own decision, with his announcement sayin
  11. FCC accuses carriers of being “gateways” for foreign robocallers FCC suggests potential “enforcement actions” in letters to seven phone companies. Enlarge Getty Images | MassimoVernicesole The Federal Communications Commission is asking phone carriers for help blocking robocalls made from outside the US and is implementing a congressionally mandated system to trace the origin of illegal robocalls. The FCC yesterday sent letters to seven US-based voice providers "that accept foreign call traffic and te
  12. Supreme Court strikes down 2015 law allowing robocalls by debt collectors Collectors of US-backed debt no longer allowed to make robocalls to cell phones. Enlarge Getty Images | Olivier Le Moal 61 with 45 posters participating The US Supreme Court today struck down a provision in US law that let debt collectors make robocalls to cell phones, ruling that the law violates the First Amendment by favoring debt-collection speech over other speech. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of
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