Robocalls Swamp Hospitals As The Trump FCC Pretends To Fix The Problem

Found on Techdirt on Monday, 24 June 2019
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Despite endless government initiatives and countless promises from the telecom sector, our national robocall hell continues. Robocalls from telemarketers continue to be the subject the FCC receives the most complaints about (200,000 complaints annually, making up 60% of all FCC complaints), and recent data from the Robocall Index indicates that the problem is only getting worse.

The problem will only get worse until somebody in government grows a spine and mandates that all carriers must implement anti-spoofing tech and provide completely free robocall-blocking tools to consumers by default, giving consumers full control over who can call them and when.

Spam works via more than one medium it seems. If it didn't, it would not exist.