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Re: Ban On Robo Calls To Mobile Phones Upheld

Hope they let my phone know.  Those folks are relentless.

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Re: Ban On Robo Calls To Mobile Phones Upheld


@RespectLife wrote:

@Spurt wrote:

@rms1954 wrote:

I don't get how they would enforce it?


@rms1954 

 

If you file a complaint with the FTC online, they will follow up on it and administer the fine...


 

 

I think the majority of these scam calls come from overseas.  The phone numbers listed are rigged often to look like they come from your area code with similiar numbers.

 

It's a nice law, but IMHO, it won't stop them in the least.  You could have a task force the size of an army and never effectively find/locate or fine/collect on these.

 

Just like you can't totally block spam from your email.  Those "Uncle in Nigeria' emails will find a way.


@RespectLife 

 

You are 100% right about the calls originating from overseas, but think of this....if this ban did not stand just think of the tons of additional calls on top of the overseas calls.......

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Re: Ban On Robo Calls To Mobile Phones Upheld

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@NickNack wrote:

I don't get many robo calls on my cell phone.  I wouldn't block unknown numbers, though, because I have one doctor's office that shows up as an unknown number when they call.  I'm often expecting it, though, and will answer.

 

I get the calls to renew my auto insurance on my home phone.  I do block those.


@NickNack 

 

Thats a great point about being careful about blocking calls....A Medical Assistant may use a different number to call out on from the regular doctor's office....And one time I almost blocked my Instacart Shopper's number...LOL!!!

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