Stories tagged: robocalls
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and 10 other large phone companies have struck an agreement with 51 attorneys general to enact technology to block robocalls before they reach consumers.
Thu., June 6, 2019, 6 p.m.
Federal regulators are giving phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers’ permission first.
Thu., June 6, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Federal regulators voted Thursday to give phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers’ permission first.
Wed., June 5, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
New tools are coming to fight robocalls, but don’t expect unwanted calls to disappear.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S.
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Officials are pointing to new federal regulations that they say will stop the proliferation of “spoofing,” where caller ID displays the wrong local information about the source of a phone …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
Scott D. Rhodes, the neo-Nazi who plagued several parts of the country last year with hate-filled robocalls from his home in Sandpoint, is now living in Libby, Montana. But some …
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
Americans are now getting so many robocalls on a regular basis that many are simply choosing not to answer the phone altogether.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – There’s a good chance the next caller on your cell phone will try to take your money or steal your identity. This grim statistic comes from First Orion, …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
For years, Oprah Winfrey’s campaign rally appearances and political endorsements have posed a difficult question for anyone who happens to be advocating for the candidate on the other side: How …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
Billions of robocalls are sent each month, but a tiny fraction of them have attracted extra scrutiny. In recent months, an estimated 10,000 robocalls in at least five states have …
Sun., July 29, 2018
For all the talk about a blue wave of voters that might wash over the 2018 elections, it seems appropriate to mention that turnout in this year’s primary is lagging …
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
A white supremacist living in Sandpoint appears to be responsible for another spate of vitriolic automated phone calls, this time targeting Spokane-area residents in response to criticism of a Spokane …
Sun., June 3, 2018
Nowadays our phones are glued to our hands. Scammers know this and take advantage by flooding us with robocalls.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
In a massive strike, the Federal Communications Commission issued a $120 million fine on a massive robocall spoofing operation it deemed a threat to public safety.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Help is coming, if slowly. Over the past year, prodded by the government, cellphones have added new tools to counteract unwanted “robocalls.” The Federal Communications Commission has proposed letting phone …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Federal officials have proposed an $82.1 million fine against a North Carolina man who they say made millions of illegally spoofed robocalls.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:05 a.m.
I don’t know about you, but I get a whole bunch of unwanted phone calls. They are a scourge, though some have a certain black humor to them.
Sun., May 8, 2016
Southern Californian Greg Vogel can’t heal the sick. Nor can he see the future. So he’s tired of being confused with a young televangelist calling himself Prophet Manasseh Jordan, who …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
The Ted Cruz campaign may be chatting up Montanans for their vote, but the Texas senator’s alleged robocalls are pushing the wrong buttons for some.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Eight Spokane schools were locked down Wednesday after they received bomb threat robo calls starting around 2:30 p.m.
Sun., March 15, 2015
At traditional weddings, couples promise to stand by each other for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. Et cetera. An engaged couple received …