robocalls

Robocalls.
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Ian Bush
April 17, 2019 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sick of robocalls? Comcast and T-Mobile have teamed up to combat the scourge. The companies are now verifying whether calls between their networks are authentic - in other words, that the caller is a human. It doesn't stop robocalls, but at least it makes it easier to...
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Comcast is leading a new effort to build a robocall roadblock.
Dreamstime
Ian Bush
March 20, 2019 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 48 billion robocalls were made last year, and nearly half the calls we're getting on our cell phones are spam, according to estimates cited by a recent government report. To combat this, Comcast is leading a new effort to build a robocall roadblock. If it works...
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Phone Scam
Mark Abrams
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the clergy sex abuse summit in the Vatican comes to a close, there is warning that somebody behind robocalls in Philadelphia claiming to be looking for clergy abuse victims is likely a scammer. "A settlement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,"...
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Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday.
CNN
February 14, 2019 - 10:32 pm
By Katie Bernard, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday. Ninety percent of those calls will have familiar caller IDs, but there isn't an effective way of...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
October 10, 2018 - 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Robocallers got your number? You're not alone. There were an estimated 4.4 billion of those annoying calls last month. That's an increase of more than 80 percent from September of last year, according to the makers of YouMail , one of the apps that helps to block...
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