Speier Calls On Phone Companies To Crack Down On RobocallsRep. Jackie Speier said the National Do Not Call Registry has failed to protect utility customers from scammers, resulting in an estimated $350 million lost annually.
FCC: Americans Get 2.5 Billion Robocalls A MonthThe FCC is now cracking down on the robocall blitz, instituting new rules for phone companies to use in dealing with the rise of scam calls.
Complaints About Automated Calls Up Sharply Since 2010Government figures show robocall complaints up about 225 percent since late 2010. The spike raises questions about how well the federal do-not-call list is working. That list bars telemarketers from calling the more than 209 million phone numbers on the registry.
Good Question: I’m On The Do-Not-Call List, Why Do I Get Unwanted Calls?Bill Schilz in Martinez asked this Good Question: The Do-Not-Call list has been around for a while, why am I still getting unwanted calls?
ConsumerWatch: Avoid Paying For Text Message SpamBusiness seems to booming for text message spammers, despite the fact that the practice violates California law.
Bay Area Privacy Advocates Cheer FTC's Proposed 'Do Not Track' ListFederal regulators are proposing the creation of a "Do Not Track" list for the Internet. It would allow people to prevent Internet marketers from tracking their Web browsing habits for targeted advertising.