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Reason to hope for an end to the robokallpest

Everyone hates them – the annoying, endless, often deceptive robokals from scammers and telemarketers. Striking day and night, they can drive you nuts, no matter how carefully you shield your calls. But this year the Americans can get some relief. On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to crack down on robocalls. And Congress can handle its own actions. According to the FCC plan, telephone companies would get permission and encouragement to block unwanted calls with new "authentication protocol" technology. Telecoms have been hesitant to do so because existing rules require them to make sure that all calls go through, and they inadvertently save blocks of important, desired calls. But if companies continue to resist, the FCC president Ajit Pai told lawmakers, the agency looks at New York's own later Chuck Schumer says, however, that Congress has its "best chance" than to pass biparticulate laws to crush robokallare. Introduced by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass).) And John Thune (R-SD), the TRACED Act (Phone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act) would increase the fines, give prosecutors more time to track callers, and require phone companies to use the authentication protocol to filter calls. [1 9659002] Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) for home energy and commerce also runs a bill to allow consumers to stop calls as they previously authorized and require incoming calls to display verified number IDs. Other suggestions about ll for optional "white lists" that allow only pre-approved sellers to get through. It is difficult to think of…

Everyone hates them – the annoying, endless, often deceptive robokals from scammers and telemarketers. Striking day and night, they can drive you nuts, no matter how carefully you shield your calls.

But this year the Americans can get some relief. On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to crack down on robocalls. And Congress can handle its own actions.

According to the FCC plan, telephone companies would get permission and encouragement to block unwanted calls with new “authentication protocol” technology. Telecoms have been hesitant to do so because existing rules require them to make sure that all calls go through, and they inadvertently save blocks of important, desired calls.

But if companies continue to resist, the FCC president Ajit Pai told lawmakers, the agency looks at

New York’s own later Chuck Schumer says, however, that Congress has its “best chance” than to pass biparticulate laws to crush robokallare.

Introduced by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass).) And John Thune (R-SD), the TRACED Act (Phone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act) would increase the fines, give prosecutors more time to track callers, and require phone companies to use the authentication protocol to filter calls. [1

9659002] Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) for home energy and commerce also runs a bill to allow consumers to stop calls as they previously authorized and require incoming calls to display verified number IDs.

Other suggestions about ll for optional “white lists” that allow only pre-approved sellers to get through.

It is difficult to think of anyone, besides scammers and telemarketers, who would oppose such measures. No one wants to be flooded with, says outlets for new credits, than minor scams that mean you are sending money.

Even robokals you do not respond are unpleasant. And impossible to stop: YouMail reported a lot of 47.7 billion robokals nationwide last year, about 150 for every person in America, including infants. In April, Schumer, New York, alone announces 290 million calls, or 112 per second.

And it grows worse: Last year, the number of robokals nationwide was over 57 percent compared to the previous year.

Washington has tried to disable this abuse before: It first rolled out the Riksdag Register in 2003. However, foreign calls and “progress” such as rapid auto-dialing and the possibility of forgery of the caller’s ID quickly made the registry almost useless.

FCC, Pai reports, receives more complaints about robocalls than anything else. “The American people are tired of,” he says.

It should be enough to move the congress into two-party action. The nation needs effective action – quickly before we all lose our mind.

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