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FCC Bans Scammers From Using Fake Numbers In Text Messages And Foreign Robocalls | NBC Nightly News



The practice is known as “spoofing” — scammers disguising their numbers so it looks like they’re calling locally, from a trusted business or government agency.
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FCC Bans Scammers From Using Fake Numbers In Text Messages And Foreign Robocalls | NBC Nightly News

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11 comments

  1. I'm on the Do not call list, yet still get these "Card service" scam calls. I receive them everyday. I send a complaint in to the Local Police dept. State Police, Virginia representative, FCC, and Donald Trump. All have been met with "Nothing we can do about it", "No reply", or "We are working to solve this". Funny thing is I see programs and apps that you have to pay for to stop these scammers. So if they have programs and apps to catch them why are they saying they can't do anything?

  2. What I always do is this, ignore the call and send it to voicemail, I copy paste the number to put it on google and if the number is associated to a company, job, office, doctors office etc or something like that then I’ll call back, if it’s not in the webs phone book, then I know is fake

  3. If its banned, then why am I still receiving spam calls and texts ?

  4. ALL unsolicited advertising in telephone, email, and messaging services should be strictly banned, and fined at something like $10 per message per recipient. You sent one SMS to 10'000 people, you pay $100'000.
    The FCC, like most other agencies, is corrupt: it seeks to protect the profits of the corporations that it oversees, like telemarketing companies, instead of the welfare of their clients. The corporations have an army or lawyers, marketeers and lobbyists to defend their interests; the regulating agencies should care ONLY for the people's interests.
    A regulating agency that is not viscerally hated by the companies that it oversees can only be viscerally corrupt.

  5. I’m sure this will work just as well as the do not call registry

  6. And because of these scammers I missed so many job offers

  7. We already have a spoof in the Whitehouse. No more spoof from scammers !

  8. We should have Scam Free Zones. Maybe Confiscate Assault Phones.   What a FKN joke.

  9. im learning hindi curse words and try to waste their time. it's fun to screw with them.

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