National Do Not Call Registry News
Government warns of a new phone scam that traps victims with a single word
The caller asks "can you hear me?" and records the victim saying "yes" to authorize future charges.
FCC warns consumers about new 'Yes' phone scam
The Federal Communications Commission is warning consumers about a new scam that is hooking consumers with just one word: Yes. According to the FCC, the scam begins as soon as a person answers the phone. A recorded voice or an actual person asks: "Can you hear me?" And the consumer responds, "Yes."
Telemarketing Terror: When 'Do Not Call' Does No Good
The ABC News Fixer has received so many letters about annoying telemarketers that we thought it was time to tackle the problem head on. Below are three complaints we keep hearing, and then tips about what you can do when it seems like the Do Not Call list is falling short. If you have a consumer
Robocalls on the Increase
With new rules from Congress, debt collectors are now allowed to send robocalls to the cellphones of anyone with federal debt without their permission.
Hillary Clinton Thinks Telemarketers Are 'Really Annoying,' Too
Apparently, even Hillary Clinton gets calls from telemarketers. (And yes, just like the rest of us, she can’t stand them). During a town hall at the Dover City Hall on Thursday, Clinton commiserated about telemarketing scams with a voter who stood up to ask what the Democratic presidential
Hillary Clinton Thinks Telemarketers Are 'Really Annoying' Too
At an event in Dover, New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told a voter who said she was inundated with telemarketing calls that she feels her pain.
How to Fight Back Against 'Robocalls'
One woman was awarded $229,500 after receiving over 150 automated calls to her cellphone.
Time Warner Has to Pay Texas Woman $230K After 153 Robocalls
A woman who says she received 153 robocalls from Time Warner Cable had her ultimate revenge when a federal judge ordered that the company pay her nearly $230,000 yesterday. Araceli King of Irving Texas, 44, allegedly received 153 automated or pre-recorded calls to her cell phone without her consent
New Kind of Annoying: Robocall Trojan Horse Hides Cruise Offer in Political Survey
A widespread telemarketing scheme in which companies bombarded American consumers with billions of calls for a purported political survey was actually a tricky and illegal plot to sell cruise travel packages, the Federal Trade Commission announced this week. The FTC and 10 state attorneys general
After Scammers Hijack Man’s Phone Number, Angry Calls Come Twice a Minute
Dear ABC News Fixer: Scam artists have hijacked my phone number. They are spoofing my name and home phone number on people’s caller ID when they make calls. This has resulted in hundreds and hundreds of incoming calls to my landline from their angry victims. I put a voice mail message on my phone