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A Community of Over 12 Million

A Community of Over 12 Million

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Keep Your Family Protected

Call Control not only stops the disruption of unwanted calls but also blocks thousands of common scams, protecting your family from fraud and malicious scammers.

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Scam Alerts

Beware of the Microsoft Refund Scam

A popular robocall scam originating from India is costing American consumers thousands of dollars. The “Microsoft Refund Scam” involves a robocall in which the scammer uses an automated robocall message like, “This is Microsoft Refund Department. We are calling you to offer a refund.”

Once they have successfully tricked the victim into accepting the “refund”, the scammers persuade the victim to give them access to his computer in order to “repair it” and provide a refund.

Other versions of the scam use different company names, or tell the victim that his computer has a virus and must be repaired.

The scam itself isn’t exactly new— it’s simply a new twist on the old “computer repair scam.”

However, the Microsoft Cybercrime Center has been tracking and cracking down on these types of robocall scams since its opening in 2013. They receive more than 12,000 complaints every month.

So far, the center has been able to work with law enforcement in India and crack down on hundreds of scams. Last November, they shut down16 illegal call centers, arresting at least 68 people.

When asked by CBS News why Microsoft would be interested in spending the money to investigate robocall scams, their response was, “We think that this type of cyber fraud is really undermining, fundamentally, customer trust in technology, not just Microsoft. The only way they’re gonna use it is if they trust it.”

In addition, a techie who calls himself Jim Browning has hacked into the computers of the Microsoft refund scammers who call him, even changing the automated robocalls they send out to say things like, “Ignore this call, it is just a scam.”

In an interview with CBS, in which he withheld his true identity, Browning explained his reasons for doing so. “One is really I want to get back at these guys,” Browning said. “But the other one is just [to] raise awareness of scams in general — and particularly these type of scams.”

Browning uses his pseudonym to upload videos of his experiences with the scammers to YouTube. He hides his real name for security reasons. His videos show his conversations with the scammers, how he foils their plans, and even the inside of an Indian scam call center. His video “Inside a call center” has over 2 million views.

If you receive a robocall telling you that you are eligible for a refund, or that your computer needs repairing, hang up and block the number. Use the Call Control app to block the number from your phone. Never give anyone you don’t know access to your computer and personal information.

Change is Coming to How Your Phone Carrier Handles Robocalls— But It Could Cost You

Thanks to a new ruling from the Federal Communications Commission passed on Thursday, phone companies are now allowed to automatically block robocalls.

However, this new service could be costly for consumers, since the ruling doesn’t stipulate that it must be free.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said, “We certainly encourage companies to offer this for free.” But that doesn’t mean that carriers will take the encouragement.

For free? Most likely, they’ll see this as just another way to penny-and-dime consumers with more fees, and make their monthly phone bills more expensive.

However, under the new ruling, phone companies will be required to give consumers ample notice of any changes or new fees. They will also have the opportunity to opt out of any automatic blocking services.

As it is, many phone companies already offer things like Caller ID or spam warnings, but for additional monthly payments. However, most carries are still developing ways to determine whether calls are actually legitimate or not, thanks to the fact that scammers can easily “spoof” their numbers. Call spoofing is a technique in which a scammer causes a fake number to show up on a victim’s Caller ID. That way, they can pretend to call from next door, when they are really calling from some far-away country.

Call-Blocking Alternatives Meanwhile, there is crowd-based technology available for blocking the latest scams.

Call Control works by collecting data about scams and bad callers from various sources, including government agencies and other Call Control users. Unwanted calls reported by over 12 million users around the world are automatically blocked from each user’s phone.

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Businesses Lobby to Ask the FCC to Reconsider Robocall Regulations

A coalition of businesses is concerned that new legislation from the FCC could block legal robocalls as well as illegal ones.

Debt collection agencies, pharmacies, and health care providers are among the businesses that will petition the FCC to reconsider robocall regulations in a meeting on June 6th.

The new regulations will allow call service providers to block certain types of calls by default. This could be very beneficial to consumers, because they would no longer have to receive automatic robocalls. At the same time, they could miss out on important notices that businesses need to communicate to them.

“Public safety alerts, fraud alerts, data security breach notifications, product recall notices, healthcare and prescription reminders, and power outage updates all could be inadvertently blocked under the draft Declaratory Order, among other time-sensitive calls,” the group said in a statement addressed to the government agency.

The group of concerned businesses include the American Bankers Association, the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, the Credit Union National Association, and the National Retail Federation among others.

ACA International a group that represents creditors and collection agencies, went as far as to accuse the FCC of overstepping its authority.

However, the chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, has promised to do more to crack down on unwanted calls, and he sees the move as a way to protect consumers from scams. “Many voice providers have held off developing and deploying call-blocking tools by default because of uncertainty about whether these tools are legal under the FCC’s rules,” he said. Now, he hopes to make it clear that carries can do more to block calls. He is leaving it up to them whether they want to charge customers for these services.

Visit callcontrol.com today and download a call-blocking app that will let you block robocalls by type. With Call Control, you’re in control of who can call your phone.