Since the beginning of this year, it is estimated that Michiganders have been on the receiving end of more than 900 million robocalls
"We are proud to join the state Attorneys General in supporting the Anti-Robocall Principles for Voice Service Providers and will continue to be an active participant in USTelecom and industry peer efforts to collaborate on identifying illegal robocall
Anyone who is tired of the growing number of fraudulent robocalls
T-Mobile offers a Name ID application for customers who want to directly manage entire categories of robocalls
; they can choose whether they want to send "Telemarketing calls," "Political calls," "Nuisance calls," "Survey calls," "Charity calls," "Informational calls," or "Prison/Jail calls" straight to voicemail.
State officials, meanwhile, took action against illegal robocalls
involving pharmaceutical, credit-card and loan scams.
At the moment many phone companies offer services that block robocalls
, but consumers have to specifically ask and often pay for it.
Many of these robocalls
are scams and are designed to lure people into calling back and giving out financial information such as their credit card numbers.
The TNS 2019 Robocall
Investigation Report is a bi-annual update of key robocall
trends that draws from over 1 billion daily call events across hundreds of carriers and integrates a vast amount of factual evidence from TNS' network traffic.
Additionally, telephone companies would be required to offer free services to consumers allowing them to prescreen and block robocalls
. The bill would allow the state's attorney general to fine telemarketers who violate the restrictions up to $2,000 per call.
The bipartisan legislation, titled the Telephone Robocall
Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, would require service providers to adopt technology that verifies that incoming calls are legitimate before they reach consumers' phones and allows the Federal Communications Commission to fine telemarketers up to $10,000 per prohibited call.
* The VA and Federal Communications Commission are combating illegal robocalls
targeting veterans and their families.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to team up to combat illegal robocalls
targeting Americans, including Veterans and their families.