Phone Calls


ConsumerWatch: Complaints Mount Against Telemarketing Robo Calls

The Federal Communications Commission says complaints about illegal telemarketing calls are up 70% since last year, with most of those complaints are coming from people who are on the national Do Not Call registry.



Dozens Of Firearms Seized At Benicia Felon’s Home

A Benicia man was arrested Thursday after police found 59 firearms and ammunition in his residence, a police lieutenant said Friday.


ConsumerWatch: Cheap Prison Phone Calls Come With Glitch

Inmates at California’s state prisons have long complained about the difficulty and expense of making pay phone calls from inside their lockups to their friends, families and lawyers.


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Tech Report: Skype Disrupted During Login Glitch

Skype has released a new version of its program after some users were unable to sign in.



Bay Area 211 Service Sees Sharp Increase

There was a sharp increase in the number of people calling the 211 service in the Bay Area last year.



ConsumerWatch: Scammers Target Payday Loan Applicants

Payday loans are often a last resort for people in need of cash, but they can include high interest rates and even harassing phone calls. But at least one consumer tells us they can also be an ourtright scam.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/23/2010