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How to Block and Report Spam Calls and Text Messages

Unwanted calls and spam texts are annoying, but you can do something about them. Here’s how to block and report them so they won’t bother you again.

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No, Your Phone Didn’t Ring. So Why Voice Mail From a Telemarketer?

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to rule on “ringless voice mail,” a new (and sometimes maddening) way to reach consumers.

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Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

This scam is an indication of what can be expected from scammers and telemarketers as automated “conversational agents” play an increasingly large role in interacting with humans.

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This Guy Found a Way to Block Robocalls When Phone Companies Wouldn’t

Aaron Foss won a $25,000 cash prize from the Federal Trade Commission for figuring out how eliminate all those annoying robocalls that dial into your phone from a world of sleazy marketers. The year was 2013. Using a little telephone hackery, Foss found a

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Phone companies could stop robocalls. They're just not doing it

The head of the Federal Communications Commission says robocalls and telemarketing produce more consumer complaints than any other telecom issue, and he wants phone companies to do something about it.

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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls - Yahoo Finance

Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note. The head of the Federal Communications Commission ...