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Scam Alerts

FCC to Crack Down on International Robocallers

One of the reasons why robocalls are so hard to regulate is because a large number of them come from international callers.

Now that half of all calls are predicted to be robocalls in 2019, many consumers have stopped answering their phones altogether, unless it’s clearly from someone they know.

On February 14th, the Federal Communications Commission released a statement proposing rules to combat illegal spoofed text messages & international calls.

The new rules would ban illegal spoofed calls and text messages from overseas altogether. Previously, under the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, only calls and texts originating from the United States were banned. This meant that FCC could not address complaints about international calls and texts.

The FCC received 52,000 robocall complaints last year, according to chairman Ajit Pai.

However, the organization had no power to punish robocallers from overseas. For example, when an international phone scam targeting Chinese Americans managed to scam over 3 million dollars from New York Residents, the perpetrators were never brought to justice.

Nevertheless, 2019 should bring about some welcome changes when it comes to international robocalls and text messages. If the new rules are approved, the FCC will be able to enforce them on international criminals.

In the meantime, make sure your phone blocks unwanted calls and protects you from scams. Download Call Control for Android and iPhone devices today!

Californians, Rejoice! New Robocall Bill Introduced in California State Senate

This month, California State Senator Ben Hueso proposed a bill that aims to stop “neighbor spoofing” robocall scams. “Neighbor spoofing” is a tactic whereby criminals change their caller ID to a local number so that the recipient will be more likely to pick up the call.

Neighbor spoofing is a fairly new tactic that became popular among scammers in 2018. New technology makes it easy for nearly anyone and everyone to hide the number that they are really calling from. That’s how a scam artist can dial from Africa and trick you into thinking that he’s your next door neighbor.

“Scammers use spoofing as a means of ensuring that consumers will answer their calls,” Senator Hueso said in a statement to KUSI News in San Diego. “While consumers may answer these calls expecting to speak with a friend, family member, or local business, they frequently receive an automated message from a robocall system attempting to defraud them and steal personal information.”

Luckily for Californians, the new robocall bill, if passed, will set a deadline by which telecommunications providers must develop ways to crack down on these illegal robocalls. Senate bill number 208 seeks to add to add Section 2893.5 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to communications.

The bill states that it will “require a telecommunications service provider, on or before July 1, 2020, to implement specified protocols or similar standards to verify and authenticate caller identification for calls carried over an internet protocol network.”

Unfortunately, however, this bill won’t solve the growing problem of robocalls for good. It’s a step in the right direction, but millions of Americans are still exposed to scam calls on a daily basis.

To stop unwanted calls from reaching you, download Call Control’s free app for Android and iPhone today! You can also purchase Call Control Home for landlines at call control.com or amazon.com.

The Numbers Are In: There Were 26.3 Billion Robocalls In 2018

As if we weren’t receiving enough of them in previous years, a whopping 26.3 billion robocalls came through in 2018 alone, according to the Washington Post.

And here is some extra-alarming news: these unwanted calls are up 46% from 2017. This kind of information can make you want to never pick up the phone again.

Consumer Complaints in 2018 In 2018, the FCC received 52,000 consumer complaints about caller-ID spoofing. In addition, you can easily report scams on the Federal Trade Commission’s Complaint Assistant website.

However, during the recent government shutdown, the online complaint assistant portal was also closed. This evidently created a backlog in complaints that could take the FTC some time to sort through.

What to Do to Combat Robocalls Besides reporting the unwanted calls you’ve received to the FTC complaint portal, you can prevent them from reaching your phone in the first place. Simply download Call Control’s free app for Android or iPhone, and allow it to block spam and scams.

For landlines, Call Control Home is available from amazon.com and callcontrol.com to help you control unwanted calls in your home or business.

You can also register for the FTC’s Do Not Call List, which is now up and running again after the government shutdown. This list prevents businesses from contacting you during certain hours, but will not deter criminals from calling your number.