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"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

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"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

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"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

Of Consuming Interest

05:12 min | Last month

"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

"More tools available to consumers like apps that will automatically detect or do some research on the calls before they come through or answer them or flag them as potential scams. And it sounds like you've already seen some of that where your carriers now identifying some of the scam likely or potential scams. And I love it. I mean, I like that. It gives me some comfort in knowing that it's probably a scam. And I can then I can decide whether or not I want to answer the phone. Exactly. And that's exactly what we're hoping for is more of those kinds of tools that make it easier for consumers to decide what they want to do with that phone call. Do you have any idea how many consumers are actually answering and talking to the scammers? I mean, sometimes I've done it. Sometimes I've talked to them, especially when Microsoft used to call me all the time. I love telling them that I did not have a computer and I didn't know what they were talking about. What computer? What's that? Really, truly. So sometimes if I'm feeling really mischievous, I will do that. But that's not what is recommended because they can convince you that they're for real. I mean, they're pretty darn good. They are very good. I mean, they practice. What is the estimates in the terms of the amount of money that's lost? Well, we don't actually know exactly how much money all Americans have lost to collectively to scammers. Part of that is because a lot of these kinds of scams where folks have lost money. They've sent money thinking that they were dealing with the IRS or social security. A lot of folks quite frankly are just so embarrassed about having been victims of a crime that they don't report it at all. For example, I have a family member who fell victim to one of these scams and he contacted me for help about it. But at the same time, he'd made me swear that I wouldn't tell any of the rest of our family that had happened because he was just he was so heartbroken. And so humiliated. He was embarrassed. I can understand that. Who wants to admit that you were the victim of a fraud? I mean, exactly. Exactly. Yeah, that's extremely difficult. Okay. We only have a couple of minutes left. What is your advice to consumers? Besides hang up. Now, reporting it to you all used to be the thing that I always did when I got telemarketing calls. But since I've started spoofing numbers, is that of any use to you? Do you still want consumers to report that they got a call? We absolutely do. Those reports from consumers are extremely valuable to me. I can't promise that we will come out with an enforcement action near the day after that you call. It takes quite a lot of it takes quite a lot of leg work on my part to track down where the bad guys are coming from. But every little crumb of information is a clue that we use to try and track down where these scam calls are coming from and to put a stop to them. Okay, yes, please do continue to report them file complaints with us and with the Federal Trade Commission that do not call dot gov. Just go to, does that get to both of you?.

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"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

Of Consuming Interest

01:54 min | Last month

"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

"Or opt out of call blocking? That is exactly correct. We are, in fact, asking carriers to make more tools available for consumers, including call blocking. And one of the ways that we did that is we first said to the carriers, hey, you know and we know and everyone knows there are some telephone numbers that should just never never show up on caller ID and that's a real sign that whatever the call is is a spoofed call. It's a bad call. For example, one of the, one of the most notorious numbers that got spoofed quite frequently by the IRS scammers was the IRS's telephone number. It's a one 800 tax ten 40. They're famous consumer helpline. And the IRS explained, we never make outgoing calls on this. This is a consumer help line that we just, we answer that phone, we don't make outbound calls. So one of the first numbers that the carriers all agreed to block was that number. Because we know if that telephone number shows up on any call, that's a scam. So why not just stop that traffic before it happens? That's easier. That's one of the easier ones. Though, isn't it, Christy? Exactly. That's one of the easier ones. Then it then it becomes more difficult. If you've got a telephone number that makes two way communications, you don't necessarily want to block all traffic. I mean, think about that hardware story. And in Idaho, if they had said, yes, please block my number. They would never have been able to make another telephone call. Right. They would have no business. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. So that's not a good solution for them. So instead, we have to have a lot of little solutions for a lot of different situations. There's no one easy solution to the robocalling problem that will solve everything in one swoop. So in addition to blocking, we've also asked the carriers to do two important things..

"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

Of Consuming Interest

05:55 min | Last month

"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

"So I just pick up the phone. I press the on button immediately press the off button. Is that dumb? Should I do that? I mean, there's nothing and I seem to do that makes any difference. That is not dumb at all. In fact, that is, that is a perfectly valid response to when you get a robocall that is already flagged as scam likely you look at the number you don't recognize it. I got a call, I got a call a few months ago that came back to a number in Egypt. I think the nation of Egypt is fabulous and I would love to go visit there someday, but I can guarantee no one is calling me for any legitimate purpose from Egypt. So that was one that I was just happy to decline. The best the best defense be skeptical of the calls you receive if it is somebody who really is legitimate and who really wants to talk to you, they'll call back or they'll leave a message that discloses exactly who they are. I prevent them leaving a message by what I do. They don't get to my. I figure if they call back a second time, then I figure it's somebody I know, but generally the phone's the numbers register in the name registers on the phone. When they say, I got to ask you a question. I had this happen on my cell phone. I got a call that said it was restricted. Now, what in the devil? And I had a devil of a time getting it off and blocking it on my phone because it couldn't be blocked because there was no number. What does respected mean? There are some numbers out there and in some cases like the primary example of this would be law enforcement numbers are very sensitive. Government or military numbers that they do not transmit caller ID information for security's sake. So what could happen is if there's a malicious scammer out there who spoofs one of those who just happens to spoof one of those restricted numbers, when they make that robocall, the carriers know to treat that one as a restricted call and not transmit the caller ID. So I would say unless you're expecting a call from someone from someone who has to have their number, caller ID blocked, I think it's a safe bet to just not take that call center. Or just ignore it. Now, the bottom line is be suspicious if something doesn't look right, don't trust it. Yeah, exactly. If you don't know the number, if there's no caller ID on there, then you really do have even the caller ID, you have to question. So that's right. And since I've now, according to my caller ID, started calling myself, which I believe was a physical impossibility because I can't dial my number from my number. You know what they know better than that. I mean, this is kind of funny. Yeah, you know how many times they've used my number to call somebody else. That's the scary part of it. Would they do that? They absolutely do that. We have heard from, I can't even tell you how many victims who have woken up one day, their phone starts ringing off of the hook with angry people accusing them of making robocalls. Oh boy. The thing is, is they didn't make a single. I talked to a perfect example of this. There's a small hardware store in a rural part of Idaho that was having this problem. Someone out there decided to use their telephone number to make a whole bunch of obnoxious robocalls. For weeks, this poor hardware store was just the phones would ring off the hook with angry people who assumed that who assumed that they were the ones responsible for those calls..

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"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

Of Consuming Interest

05:46 min | Last month

"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

"Why are they large? If you know where they're coming from, I know this is a simplistic question. But why are they so hard to stop? I mean, I guess they go through all different kinds of shenanigans to keep you all from identifying them. Is that true? That is exactly right. They hide their identity. They use spoofing just like you mentioned before. They fake the telephone number that shows up in the caller ID. So that at the end, the victim knows that they got an illegal robocall that it was a scam. But when they reach out to people like me to say, hey, I need help. I got this bad call. The only thing that they know is that they have is that they got a call on a certain date and time and they have a, they have a number, which is fake. So sort of imagine like a bank robber who uses a mask. It uses a mass to rob a bank. All you know is that the guy was dressed up like the Joker, but you don't know. You don't know who he really was, right? Oh yeah, yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely true. So they hide their identity. They probably use a multitude of resources in terms of computers and switching off to keep you from actually telling where the calls are coming from. They put them through different networks. Do they do that kind of thing so that there's no direct line that comes from them to the consumer? They do use different networks. And frankly, that's just the way the telephone network operates. So that's part of the system. But that is one of the challenges because it's kind of amazing, but when you make a phone call, you take, let's say you have a cell phone in you. Dial your cell phone, and you push send. When you push send, it's usually only like a couple of seconds between the time that you activate the call before it starts ringing on the other side..

"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

Of Consuming Interest

05:12 min | Last month

"robocalls" Discussed on Of Consuming Interest

"I'll bet you've gotten a robo call. That is unless you're a hermit and live in a cave. If you have any kind of phone, you're going to have received a robo call. They drive us crazy. They defraud us. They do all kinds of things. And there are a lot of people out there fighting to stop them. We're going to look at why they're so hard to stop. Where are they come from? Who's doing them? And it's what is our government doing to try to stop them? My guest today is Christy Thompson. She is the chief. Of the telecommunications consumers division enforcement bureau within the Federal Communications Commission. It's a big long title, Christie. Welcome to have consuming interest. Thank you. I'm so pleased to be here. Now, this is a subject that I think everybody in the world has gotten the robo call unless they're the doers. And not the receivers like we are. But at any rate, robocalls tell us, first off, give us a little oversight into what the FCC has jurisdiction over. Absolutely. We are the federal agency that polices all telephone networks as well as broadcasting networks, satellite communications. If it's a communication system, we oversee it. And my job over the past several years has been focused on ending the scourge of robocalls. It's something that, like you say, has been driving Americans everywhere. Absolutely crazy. We're the enforcement bureau. So we actually enforce the laws that are there to protect consumers from receiving robocalls that are abusive that are fraudulent, that they frankly just don't want, which I feel safe to say, the majority of Americans would agree. We do not want robocalls of any kind. We are we enforce the law. There are several laws that we enforce. One of them is the telephone consumer protection act. That is the robocall law, which says that you can't make robocalls to wireless phones, for example, unless it's for an emergency purpose or you have given your permission. It's got all of our favorite things like our telemarketing restrictions about when telemarketers can call you what times of day. Whether they can call you without your permission or not. And then there's the truth in caller ID act, which is another very important law that governs what shows up on your caller ID. Caller ID is an extremely popular service, pretty much every cell phone and smartphone these.

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"robocalls" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

04:47 min | Last month

"robocalls" Discussed on The 3:59

"Robocalls continue to be a pain and no I don't need your help extending my car warranty, but there may be some hope on the horizon. I'm roger Chang and this is your daily charge. With me to discuss the fight against robocalls, as well as what's going on with the world broadband deployments is our rest and regulatory expert Maggie ridden. Welcome Maggie. Thanks for having me. So let's start with the topic that everyone hates. At least the thing that everyone hates, which is robocalls, what is the FCC doing about it? So the FCC yesterday adopted some rules that will really go after international robocallers. So basically what they're finding is a lot of the calls that people are getting are originating overseas. And it's really hard to trace back those calls and to try to, you know, for law enforcement to sort of get at those guys because the U.S. doesn't have jurisdiction overseas. But what the FCC is doing is they're going to make those companies that basically link the overseas call to the U.S. network. They're going to make them have to take some responsibility for any calls that are coming onto their network that shouldn't be. Okay, so this is an interesting point because most of the calls that we get usually number that's local to us. So it's a bit misleading. So what you're saying is that these numbers are originating from outside countries. They just use these fake or these mass numbers to convince us their local. Yeah, that's right. A lot of times the spammers will use something called spoofing. So they'll make the number look like it's coming from somebody that you know, and it disguises the number that they're really using. The FCC did something a year ago. They've implemented or they've mandated the implementation of stir shaken. So that really prevents some of these spammers from using fake numbers. But they can still buy legitimate numbers. And use those. But this is really a way to make sure that these carriers that are sitting kind of at that border crossing for phone calls onto the U.S. network are going to be responsible for making sure that it's a legit number. And then also making sure that these are not calls that are coming from folks who are really trying to disguise the number to trick people. Yeah, talk a little bit about those gateway companies because how much do they actually have the capability to go in and sort of on a granular level, look at what numbers are legit or what are these numbers are coming from?.

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Caller Dave Describes the Chaos of Chicago Schools Closing Due to COVID

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:42 min | 6 months ago

Caller Dave Describes the Chaos of Chicago Schools Closing Due to COVID

"Your perspective as somebody in Chicago about what the teachers union has done to the school system in Chicagoland. 806 5 5 Mike. 806 5 5 6 four 5 three. Apparently Dave is in Chicago. Hasn't been screened yet for some reason, but I'll take it. Hey, Dave, how are you? Hello, can you hear me? Loud and clear, you're in Chicago? Yes, I am. Two kids in Chicago, public schools. My gosh. And discussed it with this. I mean, I'm fortunate enough that my kids are old enough that they can stay home by themselves. I have to go to work on a single father. My kids live with me. And these other parents, what are they doing? Right. We didn't find out last night. I didn't get a text message from CPS until 1130 last night saying there will be no classes this morning. And then I got the robocall. It's 6 15 this morning saying there's gonna be no classes. How many people how can people all of a sudden just change their totally upend their lives? I mean, honest to goodness, Dave, am I, am I being melodramatic? You think I'm exaggerating when I say that COVID is absolutely the gift that keeps on giving to the left. These people. Oh my God. They use COVID for everything. COVID has become the nationwide excuse for anguish and for pain inflicted on American on the American people. I'm so sick of it. Absolutely true. And they're using it and they're using it to just scoop up as much power and control. You better believe everybody. That's what it's all about, Matt. It's what it's all about, Dave, thank you very much. I'm sorry you've gone through that. Can you

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"robocalls" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

04:52 min | 9 months ago

"robocalls" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"In the us about twenty percent of calls to cell phones and forty percent to landlines are robocalls many of them scams and tomorrow is the deadline for voice service providers including some phone companies to show the federal communications commission. What steps. they're taking to stop robocalls. Brad reeves is a professor of computer science at north carolina state university. He said the fcc is telling these companies to be on the lookout for clear signs of fraud for example if your phone company and you have a customer that is sending hundreds of thousands of calls per day but almost none of them get answered. Doesn't necessarily mean you're doing anything illegal but it certainly suspicious and you should be looking into it. So yeah i the fcc has a new system right like technical system that can help weed out the robocalls so the fcc is mandating that all providers either now or within a couple of years implemented set of technical standards called stir and shaken. This is something that changes. How calls are made to add a little token to indicate where the call came from and which provider was responsible for it. So you can think of this kind of like the post office putting a postmark on a stamp. The reason this is important. Is that when you receive a robo call and maybe you call your phone company to complain about it. They have to figure out where that call came from. And before sir shaking it was a laborious process that took days in most cases. Do you think that this is gonna work. I wouldn't bet on it. There are just too many loopholes and ways to bypass the system first of all that Smaller providers currently aren't being required to implement this new system. And so if you're a rebel you're probably going to be moving to a small carrier. Another issue is there are certain providers who are providing. Us phone service but for people located overseas. those so-called gateway providers currently aren't required to participate in this system. Either so if i call us coming from outside the united states and a lot of people think that most robocalls are. It's not going to have this identifying token attached to it i mean. Is there a better idea. I think that stir shaken is a good start to really stop the problem. We are going to have to have carrier start to have a better idea of who their customers are. Just like in the banking sector. You have no your customer regulations. I think that we need that. In telephony as well there is a similar problem with email right yeah exactly so right now. Everyone is familiar with robo calls. But the problem that people used to talk about quite a bit was With spam and spam isn't as email spam email. Spam isn't nearly as big a problem today. because of a whole suite of actions that email providers and other tech groups have have done to make it easier to filter out spam and to make sure that the call the emails that you get are from who they say they are. So in many ways what the fcc and providers are doing with stir shaken is very similar to what we did in email through a set of protocols called d mark and de chem now these didn't solve the spam problem. Either and you you still get spam everyday to. But they've made the problem Much easier to deal with and so the fact that we've been able to make progress on email spam Gives me hope for stopping rebel. Call someday what do you do if you get a call that you don't know the number so i don't answer any calls That i don't recognize the number for the one exception is if i happen to see An area that indicates it's in my local area. But that's only. Because i have a what is now an out of state phone number so Any so any calls that are coming from the state. My phone numbers in i know are gonna be spam. Ignore them if i do happen to answer one of them just accidentally i hang up right away brad. Reeves is a professor of computer science at north carolina state university in june. The chair of the fcc said in a statement that while there is no quote. Silver bullet to fight scammers. This.

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Tired of robocalls? The FCC is still trying to stop them

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:42 min | 9 months ago

Tired of robocalls? The FCC is still trying to stop them

"The us about twenty percent of calls to cell phones and forty percent to landlines are robocalls many of them scams and tomorrow is the deadline for voice service providers including some phone companies to show the federal communications commission. What steps. they're taking to stop robocalls. Brad reeves is a professor of computer science at north carolina state university. He said the fcc is telling these companies to be on the lookout for clear signs of fraud for example if your phone company and you have a customer that is sending hundreds of thousands of calls per day but almost none of them get answered. Doesn't necessarily mean you're doing anything illegal but it certainly suspicious and you should be looking into it. So yeah i the fcc has a new system right like technical system that can help weed out the robocalls so the fcc is mandating that all providers either now or within a couple of years implemented set of technical standards called stir and shaken. This is something that changes. How calls are made to add a little token to indicate where the call came from and which provider was responsible for it. So you can think of this kind of like the post office putting a postmark on a stamp. The reason this is important. Is that when you receive a robo call and maybe you call your phone company to complain about it. They have to figure out where that call came from. And before sir shaking it was a laborious process that took days in most cases. Do you think that this is gonna work. I wouldn't bet on it. There are just too many loopholes and ways to bypass the

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Conservative hoaxers face $5.1M fine for election robocalls

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 10 months ago

Conservative hoaxers face $5.1M fine for election robocalls

"Two conservative hoaxers are facing a record fine for allegedly making illegal robo calls connected to the twenty twenty election the proposed fine from the Federal Communications Commission for Jacob wall Jack Burkman and Berkman's lobbying firm is more than five million dollars they already face criminal charges in several states of organizing eighty five thousand robo calls that falsely warned people in predominately black areas information gleaned from mail in ballots could lead to their arrest debt collection and forced back the nation this could be the largest fine for violating the telephone consumer protection act Berkman calls the proposed find sad both men say the Biden ministration is looking to distract from the U. S. pull out of Afghanistan and other woes Michigan's Attorney General says the massive fine reflects the seriousness of the allegations I met Donahue

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Conservative Hoaxers Face $5.1M Fine for Election Robocalls

Mark Blazor

00:22 sec | 10 months ago

Conservative Hoaxers Face $5.1M Fine for Election Robocalls

"A pair of conservative hoaxers for their alleged illegal robocalls to people ahead of the 2020 election. Jacob Wall and Jack Burkman are looking at the largest ever find under the telephone Consumer Protection Act for tens of thousands of robocalls made two people predominantly in black neighborhoods in Ohio. And other states. And two congressmen who made a secret trip to

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How Do You Stop Robocalls?

Kottke Ride Home

02:03 min | 1 year ago

How Do You Stop Robocalls?

"We all hate robo calling. Those are the automated unsolicited calls made in the billions that ring our cell phones and ever declining home lines. That tried to defraud us by selling us. Crap claiming the irs or getting our credentials or personal information. They're also mostly illegal by nature even if a small percentage of them offering legitimate service or product illegal to autodial it's illegal to use a computerized or pre recorded voice. It's illegal to call before eight. Am or after nine pm in your time zone. If you stuck your number on the national do not call registry. it's illegal for commercial firms to call you even if they're legitimate businesses. Some ocean has taken place on this front. As of june thirtieth twenty twenty one all companies that handle voice calls from smallest to largest had to register in the robocall mitigation database. Starting september twenty second any company that hasn't registered will be blocked by all other telephone carriers. The new york times published a useful facts about this a couple of days ago. But i think it's pretty obscure to most people the changes imposed by the. Fcc have a chance of dramatically reducing the over fifty billion robocalls placed each year by essentially locking out the companies taking advantage of lax oversight. And what has been a fairly clunky system that was never updated for the digital era. The basis of this change are two protocols neatly named stir and shaken together they create a sort of end to end encryption verification path vaguely resembling secure website connections between browser and server. Did you know that caller. Id isn't verified. Any number can appear on your phone which is why it seems like random. Residential numbers are calling you or the prefix scam. You'll get one or more calls from numbers that start with your area code and the next three digits known as the prefix from the older days of analog phone switching with stir shaken all carriers will using encryption based approach that will create a verified chain from the calls initiating carrier to the carrier sending a call to its own

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"robocalls" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"robocalls" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Other tips on how to take care of this rebel call problem on our website. Usa today dot com or in the app and just search for robocalls. You'll a whole list of stories but yet things should be getting better and that's good news and just for the record. I'm fine with my car. Warranty i don't need to be called about it twenty times asking if i need to update it please listeners. Let's hear from you. What do you think about these updates. that the carriers are implementing to cut back on robocalls. Are you tired of also being asked about car warranties You can also send questions or show ideas to me on twitter. I'm at bremen lena. Twenty-three i'm mike schneider please. Don't forget to subscribe and rate us or leave a review on apple podcasts. Spotify stitcher anywhere. You get your podcasts. You've been listening to talking tech and we'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech birthdays holidays. Promotions getting that last sprinkled on it. There's a lot in this world worth celebrating but nothing is worth celebrating more than knowledge especially knowledge. That'll pay off like understanding. How compound interest works knowing how to check your investment professionals background in figuring out your risk tolerance or how about finally understanding all those terms your friends keep throwing around like etf es g. and ico two investor dot gov today to learn about these investment products and more. How much do you already know about. Investing find out by putting your financial knowledge to the test with our new investment quiz investor. Dot gov is your unbiased resource for valuable investment information tools and tips before you invest investor dot gov..

"robocalls" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:48 min | 1 year ago

"robocalls" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Voice service providers are now required to use caller authentication to identify calls and to reassure customers. That phone call. They're getting his real not something spoof to make it look like it's coming from a local business or another local play another local agency so going forward consumers are more likely to see something like a checkmark or other idea on their mobile phones to indicate that the phone number on the call that they're getting his legit according to the federal communications commission this caller. Id authentication which is supposed to be in place for big carriers. By june thirtieth. According to this report makes it easier for phone. Companies to block illegal illegal robocalls in the first place or label them potentially as spam. So this should help with that troublesome issue of calls that you think are safe because they share the same area code as your phone but they're actually spam. Yeah and i get these constantly. I used to get these constantly. I write about this stuff fairly regularly for us to bread. As you know and i know you've done something to pass to but It's very bothersome you know when you can't even pick up the phone and answer the call because you think you're going to get some kind of a scam thrown at you This is just the latest attempt by the fcc. Crackdown on rebel collars. So they'd see pass regulations a year ago for this caller. Id technology an providers were supposed to have implemented by the first of this month Meanwhile the fcc continues to to find violators back in march it issued its largest ever find a two hundred twenty five million to texas telemark marketers. Who had sent about a billion robocalls falsely claiming to sell health insurance for aetna bluecross blueshield and other companies But you know what's interesting is the fcc just put out a recent report on robocall blocking and found that not. All consumers are opted into these call blocking technologies that the providers are being forced to offer. So you know if you're listening to this and you don't like enroll 'cause you know you you have to. Do you have a part to play in this to check with your provider on what tools they have for call filtering. I'm in maybe as simple as going into your phone operations and checking for something you may want to go onto the website of. at and t. Sprint i mean t mobile and verizon and just search for call filtering or robocalls. I turned on the software and my phone from verizon. I use verizon and the call filters done a great job now. what's interesting is. I don't i don't even hear the call ring you know. So if it's someone who i don't have in my contacts The call won't ring so you do have to update your context for getting us that but we've written a lot of stories about robocalls with lots to tips so in addition to susan's story you can find.

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"robocalls" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"robocalls" Discussed on Talking Tech

"We might finally be closer to see the end of those dreaded. Robocall i gotta tell you it cannot happen soon enough detroit. Free press columnists susan. Tom for writes about this for money. That usa today dot com major us voice service providers are now required to use caller authentication to identify calls and to reassure customers. That phone call. They're getting his real not something spoof to make it look like it's coming from a local business or another local play another local agency so going forward consumers are more likely to see something like a checkmark or other idea on their mobile phones to indicate that the phone number on the call that they're getting his legit according to the federal communications commission this caller. Id authentication which is supposed to be in place for big carriers. By june thirtieth. According to this report makes it easier for phone. Companies to block illegal illegal robocalls in the first place or label them potentially as spam. So this should help with that troublesome issue of calls that you think are safe because they share the same area code as your phone but they're actually spam. Yeah and i get these constantly. I used to get these constantly. I write about this stuff fairly regularly for us to bread. As you know and i know you've done something to pass to but It's very bothersome you know when you can't even pick up the phone and answer the call because you think you're going to get some kind of a scam thrown at you This is just the latest attempt by the fcc. Crackdown on rebel collars. So they'd see pass regulations a year ago for this caller. Id technology an providers were supposed to have implemented by the first of this month Meanwhile the fcc continues to to find violators back in march it issued its largest ever find a two hundred twenty five million to texas telemark marketers. Who had sent about a billion robocalls falsely claiming to sell health insurance for aetna bluecross blueshield and other

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A Farewell to Robocalls?

Talking Tech

02:00 min | 1 year ago

A Farewell to Robocalls?

"We might finally be closer to see the end of those dreaded. Robocall i gotta tell you it cannot happen soon enough detroit. Free press columnists susan. Tom for writes about this for money. That usa today dot com major us voice service providers are now required to use caller authentication to identify calls and to reassure customers. That phone call. They're getting his real not something spoof to make it look like it's coming from a local business or another local play another local agency so going forward consumers are more likely to see something like a checkmark or other idea on their mobile phones to indicate that the phone number on the call that they're getting his legit according to the federal communications commission this caller. Id authentication which is supposed to be in place for big carriers. By june thirtieth. According to this report makes it easier for phone. Companies to block illegal illegal robocalls in the first place or label them potentially as spam. So this should help with that troublesome issue of calls that you think are safe because they share the same area code as your phone but they're actually spam. Yeah and i get these constantly. I used to get these constantly. I write about this stuff fairly regularly for us to bread. As you know and i know you've done something to pass to but It's very bothersome you know when you can't even pick up the phone and answer the call because you think you're going to get some kind of a scam thrown at you This is just the latest attempt by the fcc. Crackdown on rebel collars. So they'd see pass regulations a year ago for this caller. Id technology an providers were supposed to have implemented by the first of this month Meanwhile the fcc continues to to find violators back in march it issued its largest ever find a two hundred twenty five million to texas telemark marketers. Who had sent about a billion robocalls falsely claiming to sell health insurance for aetna bluecross blueshield and other

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Amazon Says Its Carbon Footprint Grew 19% Last Year

KIRO Nights

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Amazon Says Its Carbon Footprint Grew 19% Last Year

"Rose nearly 20% last year as it rushed to deliver a surge of online orders. But the company also notes that the amount of carbon admitted per dollar spent on the site fell by 16% in 2020. Are you sick and tired of robocalls? Well, some relief, maybe closer

"robocalls" Discussed on Podcasts – Telecom Reseller

Podcasts – Telecom Reseller

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"robocalls" Discussed on Podcasts – Telecom Reseller

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"robocalls" Discussed on Podcasts – Telecom Reseller

Podcasts – Telecom Reseller

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"robocalls" Discussed on Podcasts – Telecom Reseller

"This is the green and I'm the publisher of TR Publications. And today I'm with David Kemmerer who's the Vice President of Sales at TNS? David, thank you for joining me today. You're welcome pleasure to be here. Looking forward to our discussion. So we're going to be talking about a really important topic and that is broadly speaking the issue of Robo calls but more to the point we're also going to be talking about methods even Beyond stir shaken. That companies can take to make sure they're call is getting through that their message just getting through. And at the same time, many opportunities I think for the Cary community, and many others to to help companies and their users to basically get the phone calls that need to get through through. So David with that, we're going to jump into that topic and just a second. But what first of all is TNS So TNS is a company based out of Reston Virginia about a thousand employees that wage focuses on three different market, segments, the communications Market, the financial services market, and the payments market. So we have a down side of the business and then the calm side of the business. This discussion today is all about the calm side of the business where we do a variety of things for the carrier Community today and have found. So for twenty plus years from signaling to roaming and clearing to call identification Services, really, the things that made us a natural fit as the robocall. A problem started popping up years ago to bring capabilities to the market to solve carriers needs and now it's like, you mentioned, you know, the Enterprise wage Needs to as they come into the Forefront of trying to participate and do their part. Cuz at the end of the day the Enterprises of course want to get their phone calls answered and you should have trust in that voice Channel. Let's just dig down on that really quickly. You know, I think we probably all can. Remember those of us are old enough at least that your cell phone now almost like a Sacred Space. You know, you only gave the phone number out to people who knew you relatives and also maybe business associates. And so on that where you were really hoping to get a phone call you and then suddenly over time it it became invaded just like the landlines in and basically apparently we had over seventy billion unwanted calls occurring in twenty almost like a pandemic along with the other pandemic..

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Robocalls back on the rise

Talking Tech

03:24 min | 1 year ago

Robocalls back on the rise

"In january alone there were more than four billion robo calls targeting in the us tarring phones across the us. So that's a one hundred and twenty nine point five million every single day. That's an increase of three point. Seven percent over the month of december. According to you mail which is a company that provides anti-rebel call services. So we're talking about robocalls now because we're getting in the numbers from last year and everything and we're seeing that even though rebel calls were down slightly in two thousand twenty. They're still higher than they were three years ago. And what's happened is during the pandemic some robo call centers had to shut down because they didn't want her sick evidently With guess smart but they appear to be opening up. And that's why the calls you're on the rise again now. Unfortunately this robocall barrage has led me to just not want to answer the damn phone. You know about ninety. Four percent of unknown calls go unanswered. That's what higher found in. Its survey a recent survey of two thousand consumers and three hundred business professionals now. That's not good if we're not going to answer the phone that's not good for legitimate businesses. Because they just have to keep calling you know about a doctor's appointment or car servicing or whatever so anyway that so there's some weird repercussions happening with all the with the robocall situation. Speaking of the kind of scam calls you get You talked about the car. Warranty the car warranty is really is up there in the most likely scam calls. You got in twenty twenty. It's number two behind social security calls. Then there's auto warranties in credit cards bluefin then health insurance in student loan forgiveness and then calls about it's their the irs which of course they're not They're also were timely. Because of the pandemic and the and the governmental programs with that there were calls about unemployment covid nineteen and stimulus checks now. The good news is that agencies like the fcc in the tc of crackdown on big rebel. Callers and new technologies are to be implemented by call providers By june of this year. But in the meantime you know if you want to try to cut down on some of these robocalls your wireless provider has protection. You just go into your phone and figured out or go onto the website and and see pretty much. Everyone has some protection. I have verizon. And i have a call blocker and since my wife is susceptible to these kind of calls. I paid more for. Call the call filter plus services for her also online the companies. I mentioned haya. Hi and you mail both have mobile apps you can use. And they'll be links to those in story Dot usa today commented rebel calls anyway. Unfortunately you know. In the future rebel collars scammers are always going to try to pivot but maybe those apps and better technical will make us less afraid of our phones. Yeah the one thing i worry about more is the spam text. You know i. It's not as it doesn't seem as prevalent as the robo calls for myself personally. But i have noticed more now that we're getting texts spam tech's now and i start to worry that's going to be the next frontier. Where if these scammers start to get wise about people that answering their phone her robocalls getting crackdown on more aggressively than we're just gonna start getting them in text form a lot more often. Probably likely. I know i've gotten i. Don't get a lot of those. A lot. More phone calls than tex. But i do get things that look like what i assumes can be a scam and i ignore it too so yeah think you're

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Can Robocalls Be Stopped?

Clark Howard Show

02:08 min | 1 year ago

Can Robocalls Be Stopped?

"Right now. I wanna talk about the giant foam calls that are a curse for so many of us. And did you know that the feds at the there's an obscure agency called the fcc federal communications commission that It's obscure enough. It's amazing how many people find their way to complain to the fcc about all the junk phone calls they get and more than any other topic they ever get complaints about so now the fcc has issued yet another rule to try to crack down on all the phone calls and now trying to compel the nation's major phone companies to actually help because one of the dirty little secrets about it is there are ways. They profit from all the phone calls and now they're under a federal order to do things to limit the number jumped phone calls. You get but they're still going to continue. I mean how many times do you get that junk phone call about how your warranties expired on your car and you need to buy this that or the other piece of garbage fake extended warranty on your vehicle and the giant phone calls go on and on and on and on and you think about how many junk phone calls that. People got in twenty twenty from political campaigns. Those are protected speech. Those will continue when we get into our next election cycle. That thank goodness isn't till next year. Had enough of that right. actually. I say next year. Yeah next year. We're back in another political season. But for the meantime those will slow down but the other ones. It'll be a while before it's really clear if the new federal initiative reduces the number of junk phone calls you get but there are more and more tools to help you with that

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FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to 'stay home'

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to 'stay home'

"The FBI is now investigating bogus robo calls that warned voters across the country to stay home to be safe a senior homeland security official tells reporters a federal investigation is under way into anonymous robo calls that have picked up in the final days before the election some calls featured a computerized female voice saying time to stay home stay safe and stay home and although the election isn't specifically mentioned some who receive the calls say it feels like voter suppression a tracking company reports there were ten million calls just in the month of October and more were reported this week and this appears to be a sophisticated effort meanwhile a different batch of robo calls was reported in flint Michigan falsely telling voters they should wait until Wednesday because of long lines Jackie Quinn Washington

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FBI is investigating mysterious robocalls

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

FBI is investigating mysterious robocalls

"Right now. Mysterious robocalls or on the fbi's radar. Fox's rachel sutherland. has this live lisa. Bogus texan calls have been popping up on smartphones across the country. The washington post reports and unknown institute has been sitting messages to stay home and stay safe over the past several weeks. You mail spam blocking company told the paper and investigation uncover ten million messages. Meanwhile in michigan attorney general dana nessel says her office is getting reports of robocalls people in flint. Telling them to vote tomorrow because of long lines polls close in michigan. Eight o'clock tonight

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Arkansas AG On Google Antitrust Suit: 'I Don't Want What Google Says Is Best'

NPR's Business Story of the Day

06:49 min | 1 year ago

Arkansas AG On Google Antitrust Suit: 'I Don't Want What Google Says Is Best'

"The Department of Justice is suing Google accusing it of being quote a monopoly gatekeeper for the Internet Google's worth about a trillion dollars, which is very big and the DOJ says it's abusing its dominance over smaller rival companies Google's chief legal officer Kent Walker Calls Lawsuit Deeply. Flawed in a statement eleven republican state attorneys general join that suit including Arkansas AG. Leslie Rutledge who's with me now, and before we start talking I, want to note that Google is a financial sponsor of NPR Good Morning Ms Rutledge. We're good morning. Thanks so much for having me on today of course state attorneys General I should say were investigating Google what is the most compelling evidence that investigation uncovered that says to you what Google is doing is illegal and we should sue the company. Look correct when people google something they believe that it's free to Google and that they're going to get the best products I Brought up to them on that search engine. But what we have found through those investigations is that Google has manipulated those search engines. They have a exclusivity contract essentially when you buy an apple product and automatically defaults to Google, and when you type something into noodle and populate, you may not be getting the the best products or the best services to you. Rather you're getting what Google you to she, and that's what is so concerning is that they control ninety plus percent of the market space in the search engine world. I'm going to get to the point you're making about default in just a moment but the. Thing that I am very curious about have you gotten specific complaints from your constituents in Arkansas saying Google is making it hard for me to do X. Y. and Z in a way that illegal. But we received thousands of complaints every single week I some about search engine, some about robocalls, and so I don't have those in front of me unfortunately right now. But yes, we receive complaints about people not being able to find perhaps their products not being populated your winds, my product my services can't on page ten of a Google search when it clearly most popular product and it should be on page one. Okay. Let's move to the question of it being the default search engine. So one of the main arguments in favor of Google, the argument that Google would make is it is free in the sense that I am not paying anything when I, you know Google my name, for example, which I try not to do it it is the best. That's Google's argument. And if you want to change your search engine Google says, here's how you do it. In fact, in their statement, responding to the lawsuit actually have instructions on how to change a search engine from Google to say Beng why don't you buy that? It is bad but fault and the reason why we don't produce because again, they control ninety percent plus of beat the market space in this area and so it's not hard to shut out competition when you've already shut out competition and people go has now become a verb it's not simply a noun, it's not simply a suburban so people use it to describe even if they were using being or some other search and they will say, well, let me Google that and they might go to blame. They're not going to say let me bring that and it has. To, be a verb I I get what you're saying, but that's not a leak. That's not illegal but the deceptive trade practices and that's why we're bringing this antitrust lawsuit. Stating that. and. Pushing out the competition where there can be no competition is illegal and that's why we've worked with the Department of Justice Attorney General Bar in these other ten states to bring this suit against Google we want Americans to have the best products. The Best Services I know if my two year old daughter gets sick at night and I'm searching, I'm googling if you will to find a pediatrician or how to help her I, want the back Stalker and the best medication I don't want what doodle says as best I want the actual best and that's what every American wants. When they look for something, we don't want something three just because. We want the best it's free. The lawsuit talks about the need for quote, structural remedies but then it doesn't offer any details. What are the structural remedies that you envision? Are you talking about breaking apart parts of this business? Not, necessarily, no not at all I think it's allowing more competition to come in. There are so many new and innovative models for research emerging. But in order for those models to have a chance, we need google to break it stranglehold over the Internet. So it doesn't mean breaking apart the company it means you're breaking apart the stranglehold breaking apart that ninety plus percent and the market place. You Google doing something voluntarily which many businesses would argue. that. It is not in their interest and they shouldn't do it. Let me ask you. About something about who's joined this suit. So it's eleven republican state Attorney General No Democrats just yet as I understand it historically Republicans. Have not been in favor of many types of government regulation of private business. The trump administration often is not what makes this particular case different but we would. Strongly encourage our democratic colleagues from across the country to join these efforts I know that we've been conversations with him. So this doesn't necessarily have to be partisan effort. We would love to be a bipartisan effort a and yes, we're Publicans we are not. Fond of over regulation by government, how you have a companies or big tech companies. Are Shutting out competition or who are impacting individual some free speech rights and yes, we will step in and that's our job as the chief law enforcement and the chief legal officers of our respective states and working with the Department of Justice. Are you considering signing onto any similar lawsuits against other tech giants? So facebook apple and Amazon Spring to mind. Well, it has making starting in recent weeks months with what we're seeing from big tech companies who are blocking speech on their platforms speech that it's not necessarily violent or destructive, but rather speech if they do not agree with and so we want all Americans whatever plant they're using the of the exercise, their free speech, and to be able to use these platforms and to not be shut out simply for political reasons. As you know in right now we're approaching the number thirty election. Many people are already voting absentee or early voting state and. Signs some big tech companies blocking speeches become very concerning. It is something that we were talking about on a national level. I. Will say that we would need to look a bit further for evidence for that as our tech correspondent Shannon bond has pointed out Leslie. Rutledge Attorney General for Arkansas. Thank you so much. Thank, you have a great day.

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In Order To Change Minds, You Have To Overcome Heard Immunity

The Bacon Podcast | Brian Basilico - Marketing Strategy Expert Interviews to CURE Your Marketing

04:44 min | 1 year ago

In Order To Change Minds, You Have To Overcome Heard Immunity

"Peeps. So today I want to talk about how to change minds. And in order to change Minds you have to overcome herd immunity. Now, I'm not talking about heard heard immunity as in what happens if everybody gets, That kind of hurt immunity. Anyways, I was working and I got this call and somebody says hey, it's Kim there. It's my wife wage. And I said no. Oh, well, you know, I just wanted to talk to you about the fact that with all the police and defunding, you know, we're collecting money blah blah blah, and I said Hey, listen, we don't and as I was talking about he kept talking in other words. It wasn't a real person. It was a robocall and so I hung up. Right when I hung up on another phone call comes in and it's another salesman set this time. It's a real guy. Now this podcast is more of a rant than lesson but hopefully you can find some golden nuggets in it. So the salesman comes right out of the gate and says, hey do you ever take birth records? And I'm going no, I don't. Oh well, have you taken him in the past? Would you consider taking them now? It's like no, I generally get most of my payments from EFT electronic funds transferred checks. Now, I didn't want to get into it that you know, I do take credit cards, but and the, you know, if you thought about it, you know you with the changing environment the way that the world is going right now, you know people are going to want to stretch their dollars and pay you via credit card just like no I don't want to do it and he says, do you know anybody that could use what I sell you off? And I said dude, it's not my Niche. I work with big B2B businesses. I don't work with business-to-consumer. That's where most of the credit card processing happens. He says off. Hey, have you ever thought about expanding your Niche and business-to-consumer? And I said no, I just shrunk it and so he just kept going on and on and on so three things came to my mind is this guy was talking. The first thing is he was not listening to me. He didn't even try to build any kind of relationship. He was completely heard immune. He did not hear a single thing that I said and it takes time to get people to listen to you too. Slowly to change their point of view a good sales person listens twice as much as they talk but this guy went the opposite direction by 10 a.m. I said to him I said, you know, I belong to some networking groups and one of them meets locally. Maybe you might want to come to one of those meetings and I told them about it and he says, oh that took her jaw. I know everybody that your gender the past or I grew up in the town and yada yada yada and it's like dude. No, you don't get it. It's not affiliated with the church. It's a networking group that meets them and he kept going on about how he knows everybody. So what I tried to do in my mind is slowed down to say okay, how do I get this guy to listen to me and to understand that trust takes time. So I asked him I said, have you ever been burned by a referral cuz oh, yeah, this one guy recommended them and you know completely took advantage of all these people and yada yada yada and it was really bad and he just kept going on and on and on and on and finally said so, you know the short answer to your question is yes, and I said, okay, but you know, the bottom line is if I'm going to refer you, I need to know who you are and what you offer and that you're going to fulfill what it is and that's why we need to build a relationship first need as well. No. No, you can trust me. I mean, I've got all these people to trust me. I've made all these great deals and I said look, you know, I know what you do. I've been part of an organization that job Actually use your type of service and he goes, oh, I hope they didn't did my competitor because you know, they're robbing them. They're taking advantage of them. Will you weren't part of that word you you know, it's like, oh man off can this get any worse?

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Boston - A racist robocall is making the rounds in North Andover during a state rep. race

WBZ Midday News

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Boston - A racist robocall is making the rounds in North Andover during a state rep. race

"Call is backing a state state lawmaker lawmaker running running for for re re election. election. It's It's a a call call the the candidate candidate is is denouncing denouncing and and wants wants stopped. stopped. The The FBI FBI and and Attorney Attorney general general are are investigating investigating as W. B. C's sherry. Small reports, most candidates running for reelection welcome support for their campaign. But incumbent Democratic State lawmaker for the 18th Essex District Trump win says a racist robo call that circulating is urging people to vote for her. Neither will Nor the Massachusetts Democratic Party authorized or endorse the call. According from them, it's a black white people means black laces. Thank goodness why people will be a minority in a few years. Some constituents in her district forwarded her the recordings of the calls, she says it was disturbing to listen to when we have a message like that, that's so divisive. Trouble us and really doesn't reflect the values of the people of this district. Sherry Small W B Z Boston's news radio.

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Two conservative political operatives charged with misleading voter robocalls

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

12:05 min | 1 year ago

Two conservative political operatives charged with misleading voter robocalls

"In August people in Detroit who were registered voters the trait is majority Democrat city. It's nearly eighty percent African, American registered voters in Detroit this summer. who had phone numbers in the three one three Detroit area code. They started getting calls that kind of seemed like crimes. And I'm going to play the call for you here. I will tell you before I play it that it is what you're about to hear on this call is unmitigated Bo Punky none of this is true but this is the call slash crime that went out to detroiters this summer. I'm. Not Ninety nine. Founded by Jack Berkman and Jacob. ooh. Mandarin voting found great but they do know that if you vote by mail, your personal information will be other public they that will be leaked assignments to track down. So worn and being used a credit card companies to collect outstanding debt the city even pushing. For they've only to try people for mandatory. I'll be connected door formation for the main. State. Where both by. Wear vote by mail. Vote by mail, your personal information is going to be given to the police to track you down for any old warrants and your personal information will be given to credit card companies to track you down for any old debt, and then the CDC is going to use that information. If you vote by mail to hunt you down and make you take mandatory vaccines that you don't want. Right that's all horse hockey. None of that is true voting by mail in Michigan doesn't actually put your personal information out there anywhere registering the vote means registering to vote but beyond that, how you vote doesn't matter at all. But when Sandra McNeill, on WWe, in Detroit got that recording of call they started looking into it. See if it was a one offer to see if this is more widespread thing. They started looking into it. So did the State Attorney General and the Michigan Secretary of State and those state officials held a press conference and they took the unusual step of releasing the audio recording of that call. So that other people who might have received, it would recognize it but also I think to put people on notice that this was misinformation and if you get this, this is not only wrong. This is potentially a crime they gave a stern public warning saying they're working to find out who was sending these absolutely false calls full of disinformation trying to intimidate voters they asked for members of the public to let them know if they too had received a call like this record, the call record, the date, and time you received it record any identifying information that came in with the call on your caller, id or anything like that. Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel warned that it is a felony under Michigan Law to deter or otherwise disrupt a person attempting to vote. So they went big with it. They basically said in that press conference five or so weeks ago you know listen you're targeting mostly black registered voters to dump all this disinformation on them to try to stop them voting by mail the you may think this is cute but this is illegal in this state and we're coming for you. Well today they made good on that threat tonight Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced felony charges that have been filed against the two men whose names were listed at the beginning of that call. They have publicly denied having anything to do with this call. They've said, this must be some liberal group trying to make them look bad. It should be noted that callers received these calls also got caller ID messages saying the calls for coming from one of the two men's phone numbers. these guys are are trump supporters and conservative activists with a history of making flamboyant false claims at one point during the special counsel's investigation Robert Muller's office released a public statement announcing that they had referred these guys to the FBI after multiple women came forward to say that these guys had offered them money to make up sexual assault allegations against Robert. Muller. They referred them to the FBI for that. I. Wonder Whatever happened to that FBI referral. These gentleman also fabricated sexual assault allegations against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buddha judge in the heat of the Democratic primary that allegation fell apart when the person they put forward to make those charges against people to judge publicly recanted and admitted that it wasn't true and publicly explained that these guys had put him up to it. They also tried to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Dr Anthony FAUCI. Seriously they offered cash rewards anybody who would say they heard Joe Biden using racial epithets right. These guys are a peach of a pair and they have been doing this kind of stuff to try to boost the trump campaign and to boost the trump presidency they've been doing it for a long time now apparently with impunity. But now they are facing multiple felony charges in Michigan Four felony charges all related to the election crime of intimidating voters. With a maximum total jail time of I think twenty four years in prison. But here's what's particularly interesting here. The investigation sparked by the Michigan authorities deciding that they were going to go big and go public with this turned up the fact that this wasn't just a local thing that had happened to one or two people. It wasn't even a Michigan specific attack turns out the calls out all over I. It was a Chicago Alter woman a local official in Chicago who alerted the board of elections there that she too had received this racist robocall. At her home in Chicago. Then it was people in Pittsburgh, and in Philadelphia who all said, they got this excuse me this same call. When Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan announced these felony charges today she said, the her office conferred with the Attorney General in Illinois or Chicago is and in Pennsylvania where Philly in Pittsburgh are but she says, she also conferred with the Attorneys Journal in New York and in Ohio because it turns out these calls have been going out to majority black districts registered voters in majority black districts all over the country in all in announcing these charges today the Michigan Attorney General's office estimates that eighty five, thousand of these calls have gone out. Just in the past few weeks trying to terrify black voters into not voting by mail at. Eighty, five thousand mostly black voters getting these calls saying if you vote by mail the CDC's going to put you on a list for mandatory vaccination that you don't want. If you vote by mail the credit card companies are going to track you down to find all your debt. If you vote by mail, the police are coming for you. Eighty five thousand of these calls. In. Multiple States. Over a period of weeks. After Attorney General Dana Nessel announced these charges today in Michigan. She didn't interview with that reporter from Wj, who helped break this thing open from the start with that tip from a listener. Reporter Sandra McNeill she asked the AG. The question that actually has been on my mind since I first heard about this story, which is, why did these guys have the goal to use their own names on this robocall? which so obviously appears to be a crime in progress trying to intimidate voters why would you put your name on that while committing that crime that's like robbing a bank and handing your real business card everybody might have witnessed it. Attorney General Nestle told the reporter from WWe Jay in response quote I honestly think that they've gotten away with so many things for so long. They thought that no, one would do anything they thought it wouldn't matter. Turns out matters. Joining us now live from Michigan is the Great State of Michigan's attorney, General Nestle Madam Attorney General. Thank you so much for being here. Tonight know it's a busy time. For having me I really appreciate your use of the term bull hockey I've never heard that before. But they use it. Bowl puppy and horse hockey are terms of art. You're welcome to use either of them. I don't even collect commission anymore. Does ask if I've got any of that wrong or if there's any important part of this. Case that you brought today that you announced today that I've missed. Now I think it was a summation. But what I think I'd like people to know is first of all, you know, yeah, that was twelve thousand calls that were made to the state of Michigan really centralized in the city of Detroit, the three one, three area area code, which is the city of Detroit. The thing about this, that's twelve thousand calls the twelve thousand potential voters trump won the state of Michigan by just over ten thousand votes. So I mean this is incredibly impactful and what I thought about for a long time. What is the point of having all these laws on the books in regard to voter suppression voter intimidation threats against voters if we never actually. Enforce them and what we know about twenty six sixteen is that trump didn't win because of the people who voted for him in Michigan he wanted because of the people who didn't voted all and that is what I think. These folks are trying to accomplish trying to suppress the vote and scare people into not voting action t during the course of a global pandemic, and we're not having it in this state just absolutely neck when you accept that these individuals can be so brazen as to attach themselves personally to these phone calls and think they can just get away with it. If they think it's funny that can joke around about it behind bars as far as I'm concerned. Is there a technical reason why cases like this are hard to bring? Obviously, these gentlemen have the. Office charged today they have their names on the front of this robocalled. They've since publicly denied that they actually made the robocall and said, somebody else must have done this in their names in order to make them look bad or prank them when it comes to the technical nature of proving that these were the people who in the charges conspired to and ultimately committed these acts voter intimidation is it hard to prove? Well. Unfortunately, for Mr, role and Mr Berkman Bud year ago, and my aunt established one of the first set anti. Robo calling task forces and so we were interested at the time in political related robocalls. We were interested in those calls that are made that ended up defrauding, he will and scamming people. So we already had the technology in place. So we knew where these calls were coming from and that allowed us to work with authorities in the state of California and thanks to my good friend. Attorney General Sarah in California who assisted us in this investigation but we have compelling evidence that these individuals committed these crimes and we're quite clear and confident about who the perpetrators of these crimes were. They just obviously never thought that we would actually end up investigate and actually charge but you know voter suppression is a very serious matter as Thomas Paine so So famously stated many years ago I voting is the right upon which all other rights are dependent. So if you deprive somebody of their ability to vote you deprive him of everything else in. Life and you know this has gone on for far too long. I think many people are tired of their scams. This isn't the first time that we've investigated these guys. As you noted, there was a an incident involving judge that involved the state of Michigan, an individual who lived in the state of Michigan. So it's not the person. I've seen their names. On a piece of paper in my office. And we're tired of them coming into our state and stirring up this kind of trouble by using false and misleading statements and trying to threaten or intimidate voters.

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Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman charged in Michigan in connection with false robocalls

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman charged in Michigan in connection with false robocalls

"Felony charges in connection with false robo calls the name to keep residents in Detroit and other American cities from voting by mail. Jacob Wall and Jack Burkman each face four felony counts in Detroit. They're accused of conspiring to intimidate voters and Of using a computer for criminal activity. Michigan's attorney general says the calls told residents in Detroit and at least four other states that voting by mail could subject people to arrest debt collection and forced vaccination. Wool and Bergmann have both denied involvement. 5 43.

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Robotic Process Automation with Antti Karjalainen

Software Engineering Daily

09:23 min | 1 year ago

Robotic Process Automation with Antti Karjalainen

"How do I describe RPI, task in robot corporate. How do you define an opiate task? You set up a new project let's say you're using the lab you create new project. You'll import a few libraries depending on what kind of tasks you WANNA do a walk on technology she want to interact. And Right Staw Staw tasks, Star Star, and then start writing instructions. you might use a building keyboards. Some library keeps that you have available all you might define your own keyboards. So let's say you start with open. Browser. Browser then you start defining, you'll building Keyword Logan to knit. And then goes on from there that keyboard should then probably piping new RL heavy gate lot island do some logging tasks. That might lead you to use volt, which is in the cloud. Not Cloud Service that provides you secure storage, drove us a credentials and you'll use another library to access the walt and so forth. That's Kinda, the basic process can you give a few more examples of tasks? That so many different tasks usually say that kind of snowflakes each company. Each user has their own particular need. In one company actually was company that had done the box boxing in the question they. They used. To automate the process of doing on last talk purchases. In Japanese websites. That was a good use case I think and. So kind of the typical. Financial Institution, use cases that you could imagine. That let's say you need to update a lot of customer. Once an and people are calling in on the phone and you know updating, let's say their phone number for your records. you might use. To navigate through the internal applications that you useful customer Carson and go through multiple locations. Wayne opted the information. That's one of use schedule is saw and it was actually Danica. So great volume, the bank that it said that they saved. What it was like seven years of customer waiting time on the phone by automating the process. Very impressive. In when a task is processing in it fails in the middle. What happens Yeah. So typically you probably want to retry. So just get the input that you had. Andrey retried if that's how you configure it. You probably want to notify somebody so you'll send out an email. Alerts through some other service desk. Application. Depending on obviously kind of depends on why failure happened. So was it a business exception? So unit the application that you've automating did something wrong or and. Your data was incomplete that she used something like that. So that kind of guides you if it's just flat out failure, just exception on court. Then you probably want to. Get the developer to look at it. Does something happen like when the I of the website changes that can sometimes mess things up or do most of these sites tend to keep their you is static enough that your tasks don't go out of date. Yeah. So that's a bit of author that. So you WANNA try to use locate us that almost stable. So if you if you use like absolute expand references, those might get messed up pretty easily if you use like low element ID more stable. So typically. Yes, sure. I mean sites changing us an issue for you can do something such developer to make it more robust but ultimately, if site and some changing completely, there's nothing that you can do about it. Typically I tell people that you know if you have the option to use an API instead course that's more stable or west goal where you have the most stable route. Tell me more about the libraries that are built into Robo Corp.. Yes we are we actually developing fairly large library that we call the. Framework. And consists of. Of you'll basic tool kit essentially as you need us an opiate developing. So. You'll have things for the browser things folk desktop applications, immigration you'll have. integrations with all the major cloud platforms, aws azure. Google cloud. And probably forget like eighty percent of the stuff but we we keep adding to it. Multiple Times a week become a new release that adds new functionality to be a framework right now at the moment. But Yeah I some multitude of different kinds of Kiva statute categorized by different technology domains. there. Are Lots of API's out there for machine learning. Tell me about how machine learning API's can be used with Robocall Corp Yeah. So the industry term for that is intelligent automation and you to be his call up intelligent does as soon as you who into some machine learning API. But sure I mean the kind of the basic I think most frequent use cases to do something like send a document to aws extract or other similar Google Cloud Vision Api you have a pdf in moist than want extra someday to out of it. You can easily use cloud services to do that for you if you don't want to try to do it locally that's I, think the most common use guests that I see all the time. When an ARP task gets spun up, what is actually happening on Robot Corp? Yes. So when a not B task at Spun Up. If you look at the architecture that we have with the cloud platform. And we have what we call the work us the workers, essentially an application that's installed in the target system. So he can be on your laptop, it can be on a virtual machine on. or it can leave inside a container that we can hopefully. So depending on where the work is. Say That the workers is on my laptop. What happens is that the cloud will send a package of code and some instructions to the work. The work will get the package on Pakistan and then initiate a fresh condign women fall by the libraries that. You have inside your robust cold, and then it'll stop fresh every time to make sure that you don't have any side effects from previous executions and then when you environment done, he'll execute the task stream. The console tries to cloud account, and then when don is Kinda you're execution Audifax you might have produced some documents or you at least have a file stream those to the cloud and report the results of the execution. So a lot of the stuff that we provide is really the east convenience of. You know you WANNA run by Tom. based. For a frame of coordination. Good just install one APP in the Environment Logan and you're good to go. You're all set. You'll have a stable execution environment each time and is pretty fast to. And what are you using under the hood to orchestrate these tasks? So, the orchestration service on our cloud is we are working actually mostly several s so it's on aws is pretty. This know like we are not using any the ready project to set up the orchestration scheduling. Those we do it ourselves. And then it's a fast growing platform of different features so. So he's one of the call pieces that we develop. We'll tell you more about that the service orchestration stuff like how much can you offload? What kind of leverage do you get by going server less? What does that look like? So we started developing that early twenty nineteen and I doubt time we made the decision to kind of go s cutting edge that we could because we have dealt with unity. So might be be of engineering just made the decision out. If you don't have the host anything sales, we won't do it. Then I might have a few service here and there, but most is hundred percents less and the idea is that we should be able to scale up pretty nicely with that decision. Obviously you're. GonNa always have some some issues hand but for the most part, we think that that will allow us to. Maintain certain level of service as we. Continue to grow and scale and and really some of these processes are pretty business critical company. So we need to be careful with operations. Tell me more just want to know more by your infrastructure in like how are using lambda are there any other service services that you'd like to discuss? is typical host, but really I'm not too deep into architects are close to its basic like `scuse Dynamo DB, Lambda all around US plan for monitoring data dog as well I. Think. Yeah It's a complex and growing piece of software.

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"robocalls" Discussed on Smashing Security

Smashing Security

06:49 min | 2 years ago

"robocalls" Discussed on Smashing Security

"We've come to learn and thanks to a report I have to say on this. . On. . This. . New. . Be Startup. . This news organization called the BBC Brewery. . I didn't know if you've heard of your. . Report by my colleague Chris Fox. . You're on the wonderful Chris Fox. . I'm never sure how many exits he should have his name. . It's up for debate sometimes he has to he has reported about a scam which is alarmingly convincing and has been targeting diners at the okay. . Could it fool me? ? Do you think well? ? Maybe. . You're you're very cynical crow in your very skeptical especially. . Good. . Let's be Kinda. . You're very careful about your personal information. You're . the only person I know who actually reads privacy policies in terms and conditions that worry does. . Know. . Exactly exactly. . Well, , what happened was this? ? So there are folks out there who are making bookings at the Ritz Restaurant. . You know they're not put off by the titles of pot plants being bugged and they're doing this online or maybe they're doing it by Nicole gets popular at the Ritzy met book weeks and weeks in advance he can't just show up right I, , try to without tie and. . Somewhere, , head and then a day or two for your booking you get a phone call. . From the Ritz Reservations Department okay. . And you know it's the Ritz reservations department. . Because they say it's the Ritz reservations. . Department. . Right and that's that's that. . That'd be well, , it would. . It would because date four year restaurant you're expecting it and fancy restaurants do that. . So that's nothing out of the ordinary. . But even if even if you were a little bit surprised, , they were ringing, , you can check the number that they're bringing on and what you find when you look at your my microphone, whatever , caller ID is that the number matches? ? Interesting teased the Ritz <hes> and they go further to make this call even more convincing. . They confirm your restaurant booking details. . You know they said. . Smashing Security Christmas Eve tables five thousand whatever it is that we you know. . Sandwiches. . SBP amazing. . We're going to bring all the listeners that's right by the way we. . Invited. . This sounds like Kermode, , a Mayo's cruise to listen to what are they having a cruise. . They have a cruise every year. . listenership gets. . So you'd be out done well, , I don't know if I'd WanNa to cruise during a pandemic it's not gone down well for many of them. . Who suffered data breaches will be. . Idea that we could har- repeatedly war to grow. . Listen, , bring the bring the listeners of tech ten with us. . Definitely. . They confirm those details and you think he's the rates and then they look to make the booking. . We need to confirm some details just need confirm your credit card details. . You. . Might Fall for that too because that does happen especially in span shoeprints restaurants they sometimes one hundred down to make sure that you're gonNA show up right and no, , it's the Ritz it's Parsh-. . Obviously, , don't scam people. . Eighteen quit club sandwiches. . Poor people aren't going to. . Cure the. . agonize. . Club sandwiches that anyway well, , the scammers have now got your car details and what do these scammers do having stolen the credit card details from people who dine at the Ritz. . They, , take those credit card details and they spend thousands of pounds with those credit card details. . At all goals. . The. . Countless. . The no longer catalog catalog company. . You know they've stopped their catalog. . Cuts look and I've read somewhere online. . You can find all their catalogs since nineteen, , seventy four. . Put. . them all up. . So you can actually go back and see what was available at the early days. . I think for listeners overseas, , we should explain more Agassi's because we had a certain reaction to that. . It's a bit like less posh L.l Bean I. . Think it's more like communist Russia before the fall of the. . Hey, , that sounds great. . Because you go to an Argos and you're told, , please go to till a B or C and you queue there. . Yes. . Well, , yeah it's it's it's it's actually quite an innovative. . It's But like foyle's bookshop in very. . Over Meghan me years ago when you went into the venerable falls bookshop on the terron crossroad and you bought it a poke you had to. . You could just buy you have to go and go to till saying wait for somebody to handcrafted for eventually. . Foils is an extraordinary experience anyway. . As the BBC is the venerable BBC reports if the bank spotted that suspicious August transaction, , you don't normally spend thousand pounds or. . How many pools do you need sir? ? The scammer moans the victim up again, , this time pretending to be from their bank. . And what they do holes they say. . Someone's just try to use your credit card Argos. . We're GONNA cancel the transaction. . Can you just read out the security code <hes> which you just been sent new microphone to make sure we talking to the right person? ? It's pretty sneaky now. . One thing I didn't get is how are these? ? Miscreants getting my phone number in the first place that is the sixty four thousand dollar question. . Isn't it? ? Yeah. . Because this data was presumably stored by the Ritz when when people were up and booked in the first place. . Who knows how the Ritz is storing the information? ? Are they putting it down a little piece of paper and sticking it to the wall? ? I have they got an excel spreadsheet? Have ? they got some properly or antiquated in carefully password protected database No you know Oh. . Okay I didn't realize they have admitted that they know they suffered some kind of data breach involving their reservations department. . Insider job anyone walnut suppose ability as well. Isn't . it? ? Could on the inside? ? Who could be turned off? ? So we don't really know, , but it's it's quite sneaky. . Now, , one of the potential victims, , this told the BBC that this whole thing happened to them, , but they were able to dump found the scammer and the way in which they did is they said, , they asked they asked that cooler specific questions about the hotel's facilities. . The scammer wasn't able to ans-. . Okay.

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Ritz and Robocalls with Rory

Smashing Security

06:49 min | 2 years ago

Ritz and Robocalls with Rory

"We've come to learn and thanks to a report I have to say on this. On. This. New. Be Startup. This news organization called the BBC Brewery. I didn't know if you've heard of your. Report by my colleague Chris Fox. You're on the wonderful Chris Fox. I'm never sure how many exits he should have his name. It's up for debate sometimes he has to he has reported about a scam which is alarmingly convincing and has been targeting diners at the okay. Could it fool me? Do you think well? Maybe. You're you're very cynical crow in your very skeptical especially. Good. Let's be Kinda. You're very careful about your personal information. You're the only person I know who actually reads privacy policies in terms and conditions that worry does. Know. Exactly exactly. Well, what happened was this? So there are folks out there who are making bookings at the Ritz Restaurant. You know they're not put off by the titles of pot plants being bugged and they're doing this online or maybe they're doing it by Nicole gets popular at the Ritzy met book weeks and weeks in advance he can't just show up right I, try to without tie and. Somewhere, head and then a day or two for your booking you get a phone call. From the Ritz Reservations Department okay. And you know it's the Ritz reservations department. Because they say it's the Ritz reservations. Department. Right and that's that's that. That'd be well, it would. It would because date four year restaurant you're expecting it and fancy restaurants do that. So that's nothing out of the ordinary. But even if even if you were a little bit surprised, they were ringing, you can check the number that they're bringing on and what you find when you look at your my microphone, whatever caller ID is that the number matches? Interesting teased the Ritz and they go further to make this call even more convincing. They confirm your restaurant booking details. You know they said. Smashing Security Christmas Eve tables five thousand whatever it is that we you know. Sandwiches. SBP amazing. We're going to bring all the listeners that's right by the way we. Invited. This sounds like Kermode, a Mayo's cruise to listen to what are they having a cruise. They have a cruise every year. listenership gets. So you'd be out done well, I don't know if I'd WanNa to cruise during a pandemic it's not gone down well for many of them. Who suffered data breaches will be. Idea that we could har- repeatedly war to grow. Listen, bring the bring the listeners of tech ten with us. Definitely. They confirm those details and you think he's the rates and then they look to make the booking. We need to confirm some details just need confirm your credit card details. You. Might Fall for that too because that does happen especially in span shoeprints restaurants they sometimes one hundred down to make sure that you're gonNA show up right and no, it's the Ritz it's Parsh-. Obviously, don't scam people. Eighteen quit club sandwiches. Poor people aren't going to. Cure the. agonize. Club sandwiches that anyway well, the scammers have now got your car details and what do these scammers do having stolen the credit card details from people who dine at the Ritz. They, take those credit card details and they spend thousands of pounds with those credit card details. At all goals. The. Countless. The no longer catalog catalog company. You know they've stopped their catalog. Cuts look and I've read somewhere online. You can find all their catalogs since nineteen, seventy four. Put. them all up. So you can actually go back and see what was available at the early days. I think for listeners overseas, we should explain more Agassi's because we had a certain reaction to that. It's a bit like less posh L.l Bean I. Think it's more like communist Russia before the fall of the. Hey, that sounds great. Because you go to an Argos and you're told, please go to till a B or C and you queue there. Yes. Well, yeah it's it's it's it's actually quite an innovative. It's But like foyle's bookshop in very. Over Meghan me years ago when you went into the venerable falls bookshop on the terron crossroad and you bought it a poke you had to. You could just buy you have to go and go to till saying wait for somebody to handcrafted for eventually. Foils is an extraordinary experience anyway. As the BBC is the venerable BBC reports if the bank spotted that suspicious August transaction, you don't normally spend thousand pounds or. How many pools do you need sir? The scammer moans the victim up again, this time pretending to be from their bank. And what they do holes they say. Someone's just try to use your credit card Argos. We're GONNA cancel the transaction. Can you just read out the security code which you just been sent new microphone to make sure we talking to the right person? It's pretty sneaky now. One thing I didn't get is how are these? Miscreants getting my phone number in the first place that is the sixty four thousand dollar question. Isn't it? Yeah. Because this data was presumably stored by the Ritz when when people were up and booked in the first place. Who knows how the Ritz is storing the information? Are they putting it down a little piece of paper and sticking it to the wall? I have they got an excel spreadsheet? Have they got some properly or antiquated in carefully password protected database No you know Oh. Okay I didn't realize they have admitted that they know they suffered some kind of data breach involving their reservations department. Insider job anyone walnut suppose ability as well. Isn't it? Could on the inside? Who could be turned off? So we don't really know, but it's it's quite sneaky. Now, one of the potential victims, this told the BBC that this whole thing happened to them, but they were able to dump found the scammer and the way in which they did is they said, they asked they asked that cooler specific questions about the hotel's facilities. The scammer wasn't able to ans-. Okay.

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"robocalls" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:31 min | 3 years ago

"robocalls" Discussed on KGO 810

"Once again, that toll-free number one triple eight, eight to five fifty to fifty four is the way to join us. And as you're calling in let's get the show starred are ready with our global tech news of the week update. We always put one of these together for you. So this way, you know exactly what's happening in which need to know about. And we're going to start this week's news with yes robocalls, aren't they just annoying? Well, last year people in the US received almost forty eight billion spam calls run report says that fifty percent crazy of all mobile caused this year. We'll be span. Now some call filters and blocker apps, work, well, kind of almost, but it'd be really great if there's an actual solution to just put a stop. To this. Here's the deal is at the been putting pressure on the big carriers like AT and T Verizon, T mobile and sprint. And they're actually proposing a new rule that would allow carriers to block robocalls by default. Yes. That's right. The service, we pay for would make spammers, and scammers not get through a novel idea. So in theory, no more apps extra downloads special settings. You don't mess with anything. The FCC care says that carriers have been holding off because they were saying, oh, we don't know if this is legal. Yeah, that's the actual term that they said. Now, all of a sudden, those telemarketers seem okay? I mean, at least with a real person, you get the cuss out not liking it with a robocaller and big into spoofing. It doesn't just apply to calls it also can mean something far more dangerous new research says hackers can spoof or fake radio signals that planes, use to navigate and land safely, both private and commercial and by spoofing those signals. It can trick a plane into thinking that it's off. Course. That's frightening. Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston use a special radio to trick planes, landing system into believing it was off center, causing it to land next to the runway minder. It wasn't a real plane. It was a simulation. Now, the scary part is the radio signals. They used are the same ones used by pretty much all aircraft around the world for about the last five decades now even worse, the tools and the software to spoof, these signals cost about six hundred dollars. Now just a few years ago that kind of influence cause an airliner at a German airport to leave the runway and come to a grassy, stop or assault rather on the grass next to the runway. Now either way, I think it's safe to say we would offer us this call over a spoofed aircraft system any day. All right. Now let's talk about smart speakers, Amazon's Alexa, Google home. Apple home pod. People are welcoming a I like never before new study out by the consumer Technology Association found that thirty one percent of all US households have at least one smart speaker. Now, I've probably swayed the stats because I have three all unplugged inboxes in my garage. But that's a whole nother story. So you're probably thinking, well, Kim. You're thirty one percent isn't quite half. No. But if three years ago that number was only eight percent. The number is really surprising and people keep buying them, but the real issue is about your privacy. Like who's listening what happens to all your data? I mean is this going to be all tied with targeted advertising? I mean right now all those bigger concerns. But of course, it's the evil AI that's the premise behind a new show that's coming to FOX in the fall by the name of next where the equivalent of Alexa, takes over the world. Listen.

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"robocalls" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"robocalls" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"And block robocalls to your smartphone. Verizon Verizon, said two months ago. It was coming out with such a plan because they had a dentist by nearly three hundred million numbers linked to spam. And robo calling I've gotten that many in one day Forbes says that Verizon is coming out with a new app at plans to detail more by the end of this week. A house committee is expected to pass a Bill today to deal with something. Colorado's been struggling with ever since marijuana was legalized the goal is to get marijuana industry. Cash off the streets and into the Bank so-called safe act would allow banks to provide services to cannabis companies that follow state laws right now. On Wall Street. The Dow is up fifty NASDAQ is down a point s and p is up to. So you've got a big fat tax Bill. The IRS is on your back. The best way to hit rid of a Mr. pay the Bill, of course, even if you have to borrow money to do it. And some experts say. Even if that means putting it on one of those high interest credit cards because the IRS has a failure to pay penalties and interest. And and it's it's actually works out to be higher than any credit cards. You could have. So if you could put it on a credit card and be done with the IRS. That is the best possible thing rolled agent, Bonnie Lee with tax per Partido lays out those penalties. They're one and a half percent of the tax. You all for every month that it goes on paid. And then it just keeps climbing a maximum of twenty five percent plus interest where she can work out a payment plan with the IRS or something called an offer in compromise. Basically, that's where you try to prove your tax Bill is higher than you'd ever be able to pay off and go she ate a lower payment in our next money. Update higher prices may be keeping some potential car buyers out of the showroom or on that at eight fifty five. Pat Woodard, KOA NewsRadio expat.

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"robocalls" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"robocalls" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Robocalls. I'm Elliot Francis. President Trump calling for unity, even as they continue to pitch policies that some consider divisive during his state of the union address Tuesday. Linda Kenyon reports a dispute with congressional Democrats over border wall funding, and the recent government shutdown still raw the president issued this challenge to congress. We must choose between greatness or gridlock results or resistance vision. Or vengeance. Ironic says Stacey Abrams who delivered the official democratic response making livelihood of our federal workers. Upon for political games is a disgrace, the shutdown was a stunt engineered by the president of the United States Abrahams. The former democratic candidate for governor of Georgia said when she served in the state legislature disagreements were not met with shutdowns instead people came together. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Trump says he'll hold a two-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong UN beginning February twenty seventh in Vietnam to continue efforts to persuade Kim to give up. Nuclear weapons. Mr. Trump says its outreach to Kim last June in Singapore Open a path to peace, but experts say so far there's no concrete plan for denuclearization in California. A lawmakers introduced a Bill seeking to end annoying and costly robocalls, one of the most annoying factors of the robo call us, what's known as neighbors spoofing. It's the ability to make a call look as if it's coming from your area your area code, maybe your exchange. Those first three numbers of the phone number matching yours it tricks you into answering the call we're gonna ask the telecommunications providers to ensure that their safe safeguards state Senator benway so's Bill seeks to stop the scanning of millions of dollars from unsuspecting Americans. There are FCC protocols to prevent spoofing and identify from where these calls are coming. But phone companies have not implemented. These protocols way is Bill would force them to do. So Jim Roope. Los Angeles says one hundred sixty nine people were arrested in the bureau's eleven day effort to target human trafficking.

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