This new technology allows businesses to identify and block the new forms of robocalls
and the flexibility to quickly identify and block future types of unwanted phone calls as the perpetrators evolve.
Subscribers simply ignore calls, and YouMail does the hard job of deciding whether it's a robocall
or spam call and plays the caller an out of service message so that the robocaller won't keep calling.
Recently, the robocalls
have started up again--but this time not from the local candidates running for school board, but from my local pharmacy.
Political calls are excluded from the FTC definition of telemarketing, and during this presidential election season, voters have been assailed with automated political robocalls
, dialed any time of the day to deliver a pre-recorded message.
New FCC rules require telemarketers to obtain prior express written consent, including by electronic means such as a website form, before placing a robocall
to a consumer.
But my suggestion to just ignore unrecognized calls rang hollow with many readers, who said their lives have been made a bit less annoying by a free service that helps limit robocalls
A Tea Party leader has filed an FEC complaint against Congressman Steve Stockman," the robocall
affair in the 2011 federal election, involving voter suppression by the Conservatives.
What that means is that phone users must help the feds identify and go after marketers who break the robocall
and "Do No Call" rules.
Wendy Davis campaign disavows robocall
using her name (The Associated Press): "When the recorded phone message asked Gene Malish if he supported Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis last week, he pushed the button indicating yes, and he kept pushing buttons until he'd given $500.
I called him and asked him, would you do a robocall
4 election, and along with the ubiquitous television and radio ads comes the dreaded autodialed telephone call with a prerecorded message -- the robocall