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Old 02 April 2013, 06:50 PM
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Cell Phone Hate robocalls? FTC hopes these guys have an answer

Despite rules banning most commercial robocalls, the Federal Trade Commission still receives tens of thousands of consumer complaints each month. Indeed on a Web page it operates, the FTC acknowledges that current laws have not stopped companies from "using autodialers that can send out thousands of phone calls every minute for an incredibly low cost."

So if Uncle Sam can't do it alone, the thinking is: turn to the private sector.
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Old 03 April 2013, 02:05 AM
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Seconding a comment: This still won't address the political calls, which Congress will never do anything about because it's them.
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Old 03 April 2013, 03:12 AM
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I have an app on my phone that blocks spam numbers. I have it set where I block the numbers after I figure out that they are spam, but it has a built in caller ID that tells me if it is suspected spam before I answer the call.
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