Phone carriers may soon be forced to adopt anti-robocall tech

Phone carriers may soon be forced to adopt anti-robocall tech

US carriers haven’t been doing enough to block robocalls, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), so its chairman, Ajit Pai, has proposed a set of rules that would force carriers to block robocalls. According to the FCC, spam robocalls cost $3bn in wasted time and money each year. That doesn’t even take into account the fraud part. The Commission estimates that scammers use robocalls to milk an annual $10bn from Americans. They are flooded with these calls – up to 200 million each day . In November 2018, Pai asked the phone carriers to adopt a technology framework […]

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