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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
Should Banks Be Allowed to Robocall Your Cellphone?
According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it’s illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud. Opponents say that’s an overreach, one that
When ‘Do Not Call’ Doesn’t Stop the Telemarketers
Dear ABC News Fixer: After receiving some telemarketing calls to my home phone, I went on DoNotCall.gov and registered both my home and cell phone numbers. Within a few weeks, I started receiving more telemarketing calls, to both phones. When I attempted to call these numbers back, they were all
What Bugs Consumers the Most? Top 10 Complaints Ranked
Consumer Groups: Unwanted Telemarketing Calls ‘Still Plaguing American Consumers’