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  1. Press: Florida man behind 100 million robocalls hit with huge FCC fine
    Issuing its largest fine to date, the Federal Communications Commission levied a $120 million fine on a massive robocall spoofing operation it deemed a threat to public safety. The FCC announced Thursday morning that it would fine… | May 11, 2018
  2. Press: Robocalls flooding your cellphone? Here’s how to stop them
    Citing statistics from YouMail, a developer of robocall-blocking software, the commission said consumers received an estimated 2.4 billion robocalls a month last year, driven in part by internet-powered phone systems that have made it cheap… | May 10, 2018
  3. Press: Robocall scammer faces $120M fine (Chinese)
    佛羅里達州男子阿布拉莫維奇( Adrian Abramovich) 被控撥打9700萬通電話給消費者、兜售不實旅遊特惠方案,可能被罰款1億2000萬元。他日前向參議員解釋自動撥號語音電話(robocalls)如何運作;面對鉅額罰款,他大喊「不符比例原則」。 | Apr 20, 2018
  4. Press: California has strict rules for robocalls and they’re routinely ignored
    Most robocalls get around California's tough rules by originating from other states, beyond the reach of state officials. | Feb 23, 2018
  5. Press: It’s not just you — Americans received 30 billion robocalls last year
    Americans continue to be bombarded with robocalls — and from all indications, the problem is getting worse.   A majority of robocalls (50-60 percent) were legal, such as legitimate debt collection robocalls, political and charity robocalls,… | Jan 18, 2018
  6. Press: The newest ways to deal with robocalls
    The number of frustrating robocalls is exploding, but there are more options than ever to fight back. | Nov 07, 2017
  7. Press: ‘free cruise’ call could get you $900 (Chinese)
    若你接過推銷免費遊輪的語音自動電話,你一定覺得很厭煩;但是現在你也許有資格獲得最多900元。 | Aug 25, 2017
  8. Press: FCC urged to take tougher action to stop illegal robocalls
    In comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Friday, Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports, and other leading consumer groups urged the agency to clear the way for phone companies… | Jul 01, 2017
  9. Press: Consumers need stronger protections from robocalls
    Consumers are completely fed up with unwanted robocalls. They are complaining in record numbers to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the billions of robocalls and texts that are… | Jun 30, 2017
  10. Press: Robocalls flooding your phone? Here’s how to stop them
    An unfamiliar number appears on your cellphone. It’s from your area code, so you answer it, thinking it might be important. There is an unnatural pause after you say hello, and what follows is a… | May 11, 2017
  11. Press: Phone industry’s Robocall Strike Force not yet ready for battle
    The phone industry’s Robocall Strike Force vowed a couple of months ago to deploy its telecom commandos and end the scourge of robocalls once and for all. So how’s that working out? | Nov 08, 2016
  12. Press: New rules limit debt collection robocalls by Feds
    WASHINGTON, DC—Consumer advocates applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its rules and report placing limits on the the 2015 Budget Bill that allows robocalls and texts to be made to a cell phone without… | Aug 11, 2016
  13. Press: 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. | Jul 29, 2016
  14. Press: FCC proposes to protect consumers from robocalls by federal debt collectors
    WASHINGTON—On May 6, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement a provision allowing robocalls and texts to be made to a cell phone without the consumer’s consent… | May 10, 2016
  15. Press: FTC files lawsuits against five robo-call companies
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday filed complaints against five companies in Arizona and Florida that are allegedly behind millions of illegal robo-calls that promised to help people lower their credit card interest rates… | Nov 01, 2012
 

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