Posts tagged as: Robocalls

TRACED, Anti-Robocall Bill, Waiting For President Trump To Sign

The Senate has passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, a bill aimed at fighting the scourge of unsolicited robocalls. The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier this month, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law within days. TRACED includes two key components: First, the FCC […]

FCC Chair Pai Demands More Action To Stop Robocalls

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sent letters (PDF) to more than a dozen telephone service providers asking them for a status update on their efforts to curb robocalls. He demanded these companies deploy a system that authenticates the identity of callers as those calls transit the networks with the goal of identifying and squashing spoofed numbers and spam. […]

PayPal Moving Away from Plan to Use Unsolicited Robocalls, Texts

After a backlash from critics, PayPal seems to be reconsidering a plan to give itself unilateral permission to ping its users with robocalls and text messages. The controversy started when PayPal recently indicated in proposed amendments to its user agreement and privacy policy its intention to engage in this type of communication with its customers. […]

FCC Offers Prize for a Solution to Block Illegal Prerecorded Calls

The Federal Trade Commission is offering a prize of $50,000 to anyone that can block automated marketing calls. The bounty on robocalls will be paid to the individual or small business that creates the best method to stop the robocalls, with no limits to what device or platform can be used in the solution. It […]

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