FCC Approves New Rules to Block Robocalls


November 17, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Nov. 16 to allow telephone carriers to block robocalls that appear to be fraudulent—a particularly annoying and costly problem that has mushroomed in recent years.

The ruling specifically targets calls that use so-called caller ID spoofing, which allows robocallers to manipulate information that shows up on caller ID to trick you into answering your phone...

 
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