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Curated news stories about robocalls, TDoS attacks, spoofing, phone fraud, and other voice network security threats.

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Jul 11, 2019

Florida AG and FTC Obtain $23 Million Judgment in Robocall Enforcement Action

Jul 5, 2019

Robocalls are not only annoying — there’s an entire dirty industry behind them, FTC reveals

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Jul 2, 2019

FCC Proposes New Rules to Protect Consumers From Illegal Robocalls, To Include a Safe Harbor for Blocked Calls that Fail Caller ID Authentication

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Jul 2, 2019

TCPA Regulatory Update: FCC Allows Default Call Blocking Services, Plans SHAKEN/STIR Summit

Jul 1, 2019

FTC reports a sharp increase in phone scams from criminals impersonating IRS, Social Security

Jun 25, 2019

FTC announces major crackdown on robocalls

Jun 25, 2019

Crackdown targets robocallers that placed 1 billion calls, federal and state officials say

Jun 23, 2019

Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis

Jun 18, 2019

Robocalls wreak havoc at hospitals and put patients’ lives in danger: report

Jun 17, 2019

Tech Policy Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis

Jun 14, 2019

Here’s How the FCC’s Aggressive New Plan to Combat Robocalls Will Work

Jun 6, 2019

Apple introduces new call blocking software with iOS 13 to combat robocalls

Jun 6, 2019

Here’s Why You May Start Receiving Fewer Robocalls

Jun 6, 2019

Do I Know You? And Other Spam Phone Calls We Can’t Get Rid Of

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Jun 3, 2019

Congress And Government Agencies Move Toward Stopping Illegal Robocalls

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Jun 2, 2019

Call center scammer who extorted millions from U.S. citizens sentenced to 7 years in prison

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May 31, 2019

Businesses rally against proposal to block robocalls

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May 24, 2019

Federal Communications Commission Plans to Combat Robocalls with Carrier-Initiated Blocking

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May 24, 2019

It Just Got Real: TRACED Act Barrels Across The Senate Goal Line

May 15, 2019

FCC robocall rule would finally give you a nuclear option for blocking phone spam

May 14, 2019

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just A Phone Call

May 8, 2019

Texas House passes bill to prohibit telemarketers from falsifying caller ID

May 6, 2019

Congress is getting ready to criminalize robocalls

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May 3, 2019

These robocalls don’t want to talk to you, they just want you to call back, FCC says

May 3, 2019

Latest Rash of Scam Calls Come From ‘Social Security’

May 1, 2019

Businesses rally against proposal to block robocalls

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May 1, 2019

Seven Robocall-Related Bills Examined at the House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

Apr 30, 2019

‘They’re doing it on the backs of patients,’ one cancer center warns Congress about robocalls

Apr 26, 2019

Phone Companies Are Testing Tech to Catch Spam Calls. Let’s Hope It Works.

Apr 24, 2019

You Can’t Stop Robocalls. You Shouldn’t Have To.

Apr 22, 2019

Call Center Scam: Indian National Extradited to the U.S. to Face Fraud, Money Laundering Charges

Apr 7, 2019

As FCC Steps In, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, May Get Boost To Stop Robocalls

Apr 2, 2019

Robo-callers rang Americans’ phones 26 billion times last year. Now, Congress is taking aim.

Mar 29, 2019

Call Center Agents Aim to Balance Service and Identification

Mar 28, 2019

Scams, phishing calls from IRS running rampant this tax season. How to avoid them

Mar 27, 2019

Robocalls: FTC shuts down 4 groups responsible for ‘billions’ of calls

Mar 24, 2019

Verizon Set To Offer Free App For Blocking Robocalls, New Tech To Combat Spam

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Mar 20, 2019

Call Centers: The Weakest Links in Authentication Chain

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Mar 20, 2019

Fight against robocalls continues as AT&T, Comcast complete test of verified call

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Mar 16, 2019

Imposter Scams Bilking Consumers of Millions

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Mar 13, 2019

Senators Re-Introduce Bi-Partisan Bill to Amend TCPA & Expand Enforcement

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Mar 11, 2019

TCPA Expansion Becomes More Likely: TRACED Act Gaining Steam With A “Groundswell” Of Bipartisan Support

Mar 4, 2019

News Savvy Scammers May Put Bipartisan Robocall Bill to Test

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Feb 26, 2019

Robocalls are rampant despite the Do Not Call list — FCC urges phone providers to help stop them

Feb 23, 2019

Your phone is a weapon of deception. Nearly half your 2019 calls will be spam and junk.

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Feb 20, 2019

FCC Proposes New Rules to Target Caller ID Spoofing and Issues Report on the Fight Against Illegal Robocalls

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Feb 15, 2019

FCC First Report on Illegal Robocalls

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Feb 15, 2019

FCC Adopted Proposed Amendment to Truth in Caller ID Rules

Feb 14, 2019

The Beginning of the End of Robocalls

Feb 13, 2019

FCC chairman warns of ‘regulatory intervention’ as he criticizes carriers’ anti-robocall plans

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Feb 7, 2019

Phone Number & Voice Spoofing: Protect Your Enterprise

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Feb 6, 2019

Telecom Fraud on the Rise: What Enterprises Need to Know

Feb 4, 2019

Dem chair offers bill to crack down on robocalls

Jan 29, 2019

Robocallers tried to cash in on the federal government shutdown

Jan 29, 2019

Report: Americans got 26.3 billion robocalls last year, up 46 percent from 2017

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Jan 18, 2019

Verizon Adds Free Robocall Blocking App for Wireless Customers, Two Years After AT&T, T-Mobile

Jan 14, 2019

Why robocalls have gotten worse since the government shutdown

Jan 11, 2019

The latest threat from the government shutdown: More robo-calls

Jan 4, 2019

Robocalls jumped 60 percent in the U.S. last year and scammers are finding more ways to make money

Jan 1, 2019

‘Stop Robocalling Me!’; ‘I Didn’t!’

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Dec 23, 2018

Robocalls are annoying, insidious and often illegal — and there’s no “magic solution” to stop them

Dec 19, 2018

Social Engineering Rising, KBAs Fading for Call Centers: TRUSTID Fraud Predictions

Nov 29, 2018

Senators want to give FTC more authority to combat illegal robocalls

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Nov 27, 2018

Bipartisan Bill Introduced In The Senate To Thwart Illegal Robocall Scams

Nov 26, 2018

Today In Data: The Rise Of Call Center Fraud

Nov 26, 2018

Congress is taking new steps to stop robocall scammers

Nov 20, 2018

The FCC has a new plan to combat unwanted robocalls and spammy texts

Nov 19, 2018

How the fight against robocalls has become an escalating “arms race” against scammers

Nov 17, 2018

Bipartisan Senate bill would penalize illegal robocalls

Nov 15, 2018

Enraged by endless robocalls? Help is on the way

Nov 9, 2018

Rules against robocalls shouldn’t be loosened

Nov 9, 2018

FCC chief tells phone companies to crack down on robocalls, or else. Sort of

Nov 6, 2018

FCC pushes carriers to implement caller ID authentication by 2019

Nov 6, 2018

The FCC is demanding companies take action to stop nuisance ‘robocalls’

Oct 29, 2018

Social Security Warns On New Phone Spoofing Scam

Oct 25, 2018

Is ‘the IRS’ asking you to pay by gift card? It’s the latest ‘impostor’ scam.

Oct 25, 2018

Is ‘the IRS’ asking you to pay by gift card? It’s the latest ‘impostor’ scam.

Oct 18, 2018

Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever

Oct 17, 2018

Why robocalls are about to get more dangerous

Oct 12, 2018

Apple patent could kill robocalls

Oct 10, 2018

You’re not imagining it: Robocalls are on the rise

Oct 5, 2018

San Antonio-based company aims to protect phones from attacks

Sep 28, 2018

Sick of Spammy Robocalls? Here’s the Truly Surprising Thing the FCC Just Did to Fight Them

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Sep 26, 2018

When 911 Is Busy

Sep 26, 2018

A telemarketer made about 21 million robocalls in 3 months. The FCC just fined it $82 million.

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Sep 20, 2018

Next Year, Half of All Calls to Cell Phones Will Be Scams—And There’s Nothing We Can Do

Sep 19, 2018

Overall Voice Fraud Rate Climbs More Than 350%, Banking Second Highest

Sep 13, 2018

Spam robocalls will soon account for almost 50% of all calls

Sep 12, 2018

An AARP survey found that a majority of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders age 50 and older said they or their families have been targets of fraud.

Sep 1, 2018

Robocalls and graffiti after Mollie Tibbetts’ death worry Iowa Latinos

Sep 1, 2018

Racist Robocalls Target Andrew Gillum, Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor

Aug 14, 2018

It’s not your imagination — robocalls are on the rise

Jul 30, 2018

Multimillion-dollar fraud bust highlights tax scam you should watch out for

Jul 24, 2018

Sears seeks millions from Caribbean cruise robocall settlement

Jul 23, 2018

U.S. Breaks Up Vast I.R.S. Phone Scam

Jul 22, 2018

Scammers Finally Punished For Cheating U.S. Taxpayers Out Of Millions Of Dollars

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Jul 20, 2018

Lawmakers Urge FCC to Fight Robocalls With Phone Number Database

Jul 20, 2018

Social Security Issues Warning About Scams Similar To Those IRS Phone Scams

Jul 18, 2018

24 sentenced in international call center scheme that bilked victims of millions

Jul 12, 2018

Robo-calls are getting worse. And some big businesses soon could start calling you even more.

Jul 11, 2018

DHS, SecureLogix develop TDoS attack defense

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Jul 10, 2018

Only Public Pressure Can Cap the Surge of Robocalls

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Jul 6, 2018

DHS Partners with SecureLogix to Prevent TDoS Attacks

Jul 6, 2018

Comcast or Capital One calling? It may be a robocall scam. Here are the top 10

Jul 5, 2018

Robocalls are getting worse, and some cities are top targets

Jul 5, 2018

Robocalls aren’t stopping and this time they’re in Chinese

Jul 4, 2018

Why Are There So Many Robocalls? Here’s What You Can Do About Them

Jun 29, 2018

Court throws out Time Warner Cable $229,500 penalty for 153 robocalls

Jun 25, 2018

Those Chinese-language robocalls are a scam to get your bank information, officials say

Jun 15, 2018

Curbing Contact Center Authentication Breaches

Jun 12, 2018

You think it’s your friend calling, but it’s actually this growing phone scam

Jun 12, 2018

There Were 4.1 Billion Robocalls Dialed In The U.S. Last Month

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Jun 11, 2018

Caller ID: The Technology Made For Scammers

Jun 11, 2018

FTC Accuses Group of Running Empire That Made Billions of Unwanted Robocalls

Jun 8, 2018

210 area code hit hard by ‘neighbor spoofing’

Jun 6, 2018

Americans received over 16 billion robocalls so far this year—here’s how to stop them

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Jun 4, 2018

Robocallers Target Chinese Speakers in Latest Phone Scam

May 31, 2018

Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore

May 26, 2018

America is losing the war against robocalls

May 18, 2018

What’s behind all those Chinese-speaking robocalls

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May 16, 2018

Correction: Robocalls-Lincoln Story

May 16, 2018

FCC Chairman Accepts Working Group’s Recommendations for Call Authentication

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May 14, 2018

FCC’s Pai OKs Call Authentication Plan To Beat Robocalls

May 10, 2018

Florida man behind 100 million robocalls hit with $120 million FCC fine

May 10, 2018

Chinese Robocalls Bombarding The U.S. Are Part Of An International Phone Scam

May 7, 2018

Tired of Those Annoying Robocalls? New York Has a Plan to Stop Them

May 6, 2018

Yes, It’s Bad. Robocalls, and Their Scams, Are Surging.

Apr 27, 2018

Lawmakers, tech industry look to thwart robocalls

Apr 18, 2018

Alleged ‘face’ of robocalls testifies it’s as easy as the ‘click of a button’

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Apr 18, 2018

Alleged ‘robocall’ mastermind denies wrongdoing before U.S. Senate

Apr 9, 2018

EC18 News Roundup: Covering the Gamut of Communications

Apr 3, 2018

Hackers have taken down dozens of 911 centers. Why is it so hard to stop them?

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Mar 26, 2018

Get Started: IRS warns against phone and phishing scams

Mar 23, 2018

98 million robocalls hit Americans every day. The FCC’s fines aren’t stopping them.

Mar 15, 2018

Police: Call of Shots Fired at Northwestern Graduate Dorm Was ‘Swatting’ Hoax

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Mar 13, 2018

FCC and FTC Partner in Upcoming Efforts to Stop Illegal Robocalls

Mar 13, 2018

From ‘Spoofing’ To ‘Swatting,’ Experts Say Results Of Thwarting Scam Calls Mixed

Mar 6, 2018

Call Centers: In Search Of The 70 Percent Solution

Mar 6, 2018

Phone Scams Remain on IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Tax Scams

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Mar 5, 2018

iHeartMedia Faces TCPA Suit Over Radio Station Robocalls

Mar 5, 2018

Indian Embassy Telephone Lines in US Spoofed by Fraudsters

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Mar 1, 2018

FCC To Take Up Robocalls, 911 Call Routing In March

Feb 24, 2018

Apple Repair Center Accidentally Called 911 About 1,600 Times

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Feb 23, 2018

JPMorgan Inks $2.25M TCPA Deal Over Robocalls

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Feb 23, 2018

JPMorgan Inks $2.25M TCPA Deal Over Robocalls

Feb 20, 2018

Identity Thieves Are Running the Same Scams This Tax Season — With a New Twist

Feb 16, 2018

Birth Of a Lifeline: The Nation’s 911 Emergency System Turns 50

Feb 8, 2018

More Than 11,000 Americans Targeted in India Call Center Tax Fraud

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Feb 8, 2018

Robocalls Spike 27% Year-Over-Year to 2.88 Billion Calls Nationwide in January

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Feb 6, 2018

IRS Warns Tax Preparers About A New Refund Scam

Jan 11, 2018

Big Tech Improvements To 911 System Raise The Risk Of More ‘Swatting’

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Jan 11, 2018

Robocall Epidemic Breaks Annual Record with 30.5 Billion Calls in 2017

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Jan 8, 2018

FCC Targets Fraudulent Robocalls With New Call Blocking Rules

Jan 4, 2018

Thirty Per Cent of Phone Calls in the U.S. Are ‘Robocalls’ That Cause $350 Million Worth of Telemarketing Fraud and More Than 3.4 Million Consumer Complaints Each Year

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Dec 30, 2017

Los Angeles Man Arrested in ‘Swatting’ Call That Preceded Fatal Police Shooting in Kansas

Dec 30, 2017

Los Angeles Man Arrested in ‘Swatting’ Call That Preceded Fatal Police Shooting in Kansas

Dec 19, 2017

Phone Spam Soars to a New Record

Nov 22, 2017

Trump Administration, In a Gift to telecom Firms, is Pulling the Plug on Net Neutrality

Nov 20, 2017

The Robocall Nightmare is Only Getting Worse — But Help is Here

Nov 17, 2017

FCC Approves New Rules to Block Robocalls

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Nov 17, 2017

How Call Centers Cope With Ever-Changing Threats And Technology

Nov 15, 2017

How Nigerian Scammers Stole $11 Million From the IRS in One of the Biggest Tax Frauds in U.S. History

Nov 15, 2017

The Phone Industry Has a Clever Plan to Stop Spam Robocalls

Nov 8, 2017

Data: Calling Out Call Center Fraud

Oct 10, 2017

Robocalls Are Getting Worse, FTC Tells Senate

Oct 5, 2017

Shapiro, Casey Call On FCC To Allow Blocking Of Robocalls

Sep 20, 2017

Beware – the Equifax Scams Are Coming

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Sep 19, 2017

FCC Committee Meets About Unwanted “Robo” Calls; Makes More Recommendations

Sep 16, 2017

Equifax Data Breach And Credit Freeze: Beware These 3 Scams

Sep 6, 2017

Cyberterrorists Targeting First Responders

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Sep 4, 2017

Fraud Among The Threats For Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

Sep 1, 2017

Scammers Using Robo-Calls About Insurance to Fleece Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Aug 22, 2017

Architect Of A Scary IRS Phone Scam Has Made His Last Call For Now

Aug 3, 2017

FCC Proposes $82M Fine For Health Insurance Telemarketer Over Illegal Robocalls

Aug 1, 2017

The FCC’s Fight Against Phone-y Calls

Aug 1, 2017

FTC Cracking Down On Robocalls

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Jul 25, 2017

FCC Proposes New Systems to Reduce Illegal Robocalls and Announces Fine Against Autodialing Platform

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Jul 20, 2017

2 More Plead Guilty In Massive Indian Call Center Fraud

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Jul 15, 2017

Spam Calls: US Experiences Second Most Spam Calls In The World

Jul 14, 2017

Can The FCC Really Put The Kibosh on Robocalls?

Jul 13, 2017

FCC Launches New Effort To Crack Down On Robocalls

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Jul 10, 2017

FCC Proposes Historic $120 Million Fine for Illegally “Spoofed” Robocalls

Apr 28, 2017

What Is Neighbor Spoofing?

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Nov 3, 2016

What If Hackers Could Knock Off 911 Emergency Telephony Network?

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Jan 28, 2016

VoIP Security Focus: How to Protect Your Phone System from IT Vulnerabilities [Infographic]

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Jan 12, 2016

VoIP Security Focus: How to Prevent VoIP Theft of Service

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Nov 1, 2015

The Need for VoIP Security: Vulnerabilities and Defensive Tactics