FCC Takes Aim at Annoying Telemarketing Calls in the U.S.

FCC Takes Aim at Annoying Telemarketing Calls in the U.S.

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The government is doing something about those annoying automated robo calls that arrive day and night at your home or on your mobile phone.

The head of the Federal Communications Commission circulated a proposal Wednesday designed to close loopholes, reaffirm current anti-robocall rules, and encourage wireless and wireline carriers to do more to fight against unwanted telemarketing calls and spam text messages to consumers.

“We are giving the green light for robocall-blocking technology,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wrote on the federal commission’s website. “Telephone companies can — and in fact should — offer consumers robocall-blocking tools.”

(READ the AP news via The Post and Courier) – Photo by Ed Yourdon, CC

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