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

Nov 19, 2018 CBS News

November 19, 2018

It is estimated that by early next year, nearly 50 percent of all the calls you get on your cellphone will be robocalls. Last month alone, more than five billion robocalls were made.

Lawmakers last week proposed bipartisan legislation to fine scam robocallers up to $10,000 per call; and the FCC is demanding telecommunications companies lay out their plans to meet new standards, so that scam calls can be identified and stopped.

CBS News asked major companies what they’re doing to stop illegal robocallers and one, T-Mobile, offered to show us…