Now, There’s Nomorobo for Your Smartphone!

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Pictured: Aaron Foss, inventor of Nomorobo There may be new hope for those overwhelmed with robocalls to their smartphones: You can get Nomorobo for your cell! Nomorobo, the call-blocking service for home phones, just announced a beta version for smartphones. IPhone and Android users will soon be able to download the app, which will automatically […]

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New York State Assembly Unanimously Passes Caller ID Bill

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Friday, June 17th, 2016

New Yorkers who are tired of getting telemarketing calls with confusing or misleading Caller ID may soon be getting some additional protections. This week, the New York State legislature passed a bill that requires telemarketers to transmit accurate Caller ID information. Sponsored by State Senator David Valesky (D-Oneida) and Assemblymember Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers), the bill […]

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FTC Raises Concerns about Unsolicited Debt Collection Robocalls

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

We think that the FCC should issue strong rules to protect consumers from debt collection robocalls – and the FTC agrees with us! Last week, the FTC provided an important endorsement of limits on unsolicited robocalls to cell phones. As we noted earlier this week, the FCC is in the process of implementing rules for […]

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Weekly Stories from You: Crisis Counselling Sessions Interrupted by Robocalls

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

When a robocalls interrupts my work, it’s a hassle. But when a robocall disturbs Carol, a crisis consultant from Atlanta, the disruption is much worse than the irritation I feel. Here’s Carol’s story: I am a crisis consultant, working within the “Headline Events” like the Atlanta Day Trader Shooting, NYC after 911, and Oklahoma City […]

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Had Enough of “Rachel” the Robocaller? Feds Crack Down on “Card Services” Robocalls

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Consumers are breathing a sigh of relief. Yesterday, federal and state authorities moved in to stop Life Management Services, LLC, a company they claim is responsible for millions of phony “Card Services” robocalls. We’re hoping that this means fewer robocallers with suspicious offers on the other end of the line. These are the same type […]

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Thirty Lawmakers Urge the FCC to Stop Debt Collection Robocalls

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Top lawmakers are showing their support for important protections against debt collection robocalls. Last week, Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) submitted a letter to the FCC that offers key backing for important proposals that will help rein in debt collection robocalls, and twenty-nine members of the House and the Senate signed on. The letter was submitted […]

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Scam Alert: Legit Lotteries Don’t Make You Pay to Collect

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Several years ago, an 83-year old Virginia resident got a call; the caller said that she had won the lottery and needed to pay the taxes and some additional fees to collect her winnings. After she sent more than half a million dollars – her life savings – she discovered that she’d been had. Lottery […]

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Weekly Stories from You: Robocall Leads to Broken Leg

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Ever been interrupted from a deep sleep by a robocall? Then you know how annoying and disconcerting a robocall can be. But robocalls can also cause physical harm. That’s what happened to Marty. Here’s her story: Despite being on a no-call list for my land line, I still get robocalls. Sometimes I am expecting a […]

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End Robocalls Takes AT&T to Task in Dallas Morning News Op-Ed

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The End Robocalls team is taking its campaign against AT&T to its home turf in Dallas. This week, the Dallas Morning News published an op-ed from End Robocalls campaign manager Tim Marvin. In it, Tim calls out AT&T for not offering all of their customers free, effective robocall-blocking tools – even though AT&T CEO Randall […]

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End Robocalls Activists File Over 15,000 Comments with the FCC: No Robocalls to my Cell!

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Yesterday, we passed an important milestone in the fight against unwanted robocalls. Consumers rallied together, submitting over 15,000 comments and almost 5,000 signatures to tell the FCC to stop debt collection robocalls to cell phones! Consumers and advocates joined forces to comment on the FCC’s proposed rules to implement a new loophole in the robocall […]

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