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Mobile Carriers Move to Address Robocalls
Phone Fraud, Vishing

Mobile Carriers Move to Address Robocalls

The robocall problem long ago spread to mobile phones, but mobile carriers have been somewhat slow to react and address the issue. Sprint this week has taken a step to rectify that by announcing a plan to integrate enhanced caller ID features into its offerings. The company announced Wednesday that […]

Judge Rules Political Robocalls Are Legal
Phone Fraud, Vishing

Judge Rules Political Robocalls Are Legal

A federal judge has ruled that robocalls made on behalf of political candidates are protected by the First Amendment and cannot be outlawed. The decision came in a case in Arkansas, where political robocalls had been illegal for more than 30 years. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Leon Holmes ruled that […]

FCC Pressures Carriers to Block Robocalls
Phone Fraud, Vishing

FCC Pressures Carriers to Block Robocalls

The FCC is putting new pressure on both wireless carriers and traditional phone companies to give customers technology to block unwanted robocalls. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has told the carriers that they need to give their customers the option to block robocalls, which have become the largest source of complaints that […]