News piece says “technology exists” to block robocalls

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Tim Marvin
Campaign Manager

Delara Derakhshani
Policy Counsel

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

WGAL News 8 in Pennsylvania has joined the growing chorus of voices sounding off on robocalls. According to their new piece, robocall blocking is possible: “The technology exists but the government and major phone carriers say you can’t have it.” The video piece profiles Aaron Foss, who created Nomorobo, a service that automatically blocks unwanted robocalls, […]

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You amaze us – all 180,000 of you

Jason Mogus
Blogger

Friday, February 20th, 2015

  It’s been quite the week here at End Robocalls central. We launched the new campaign on Tuesday, the day after the long weekend, and have been just floored by your response since then. In only three days, more than 100,000 new supporters have signed our petition to telecom CEO’s that they work harder to end […]

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Consumers Union’s #EndRobocalls campaign generates media buzz

Michael McCauley
Media Director

Tim Marvin
Campaign Manager

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Friday, February 20th, 2015

We launched our campaign to empower you to end robocalls and as one of our policy experts said: “Americans are sick and tired of robocallers that invade their homes and try to rip them off with predatory scams,” said Christina Tetreault, staff attorney for Consumers Union. “It’s time for phone companies to stop dragging their feet […]

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No more complaining. Let’s end robocalls!

Tim Marvin
Campaign Manager

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Hate Robocalls? Want to stop them? If you do you are part of one of the biggest grassroots movements in America today. Every month 200,000 people make a complaint to regulators about robocalls — but the complaining does little to stop the calls. That changes today, as hundreds of thousands of Americans stop complaining and […]

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Good news for victims of “Rachel from Cardholder Services” scam

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Monday, February 16th, 2015

How many times have you picked up the phone, only to find “Rachel from Cardholder Services” on the other end? We bet you’ve spoken to her more times than you’d like to admit. Rachel is part of a scam to steal your money. Her recorded voice offers to lower your credit card interest rates – […]

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FTC: Telcos can do more to stop robocalls!

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Delara Derakhshani
Policy Counsel

Tim Marvin
Campaign Manager

Friday, February 13th, 2015
robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission has weighed in: Telephone companies can do more to stop robocalls! The FTC’s opinion that telephone carriers can pursue technologies that will help stop illegal robocalls should provide big momentum in our campaign! That’s because the telcos have been arguing that they legally can’t block robocalls – so they’ve been dragging their […]

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News: FCC fines robocall company

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Delara Derakhshani
Policy Counsel

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Tim Marvin
Campaign Manager

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The FCC dropped a $25,000 fine on the robocall company Message Communications, Inc for “obstruction of an Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) investigation into the Company’s compliance with the Communications Act and our rules relating to the practice of making calls using artificial or prerecorded voice messages—“robocalling”. Robocalls may be made to consumers cell phones only if the […]

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Consumers to CU: We’re ready to move forward on robocalls!

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

We put out a call to the grassroots to fight back against illegal robocalls — and thousands of you answered that call. We’re primed to fight back against unwanted robocalls. The constant stream of illegal telemarketing calls — many of them from scammers trying to make a quick buck — have motivated consumers to speak […]

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