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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday June 05 2021, @02:52AM   Printer-friendly

FCC fight against robocalls goes international:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement with its Australian counterpart to work together to fight robocalls.

The signing of the "Memorandum of Understanding" with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is the latest in a number of moves the FCC has made to combat robocalls in recent months.

The agreement seeks for the two agencies to "work together to develop and coordinate a global approach to addressing unlawful robocalls or robotexts, and the unlawful use of inaccurate caller ID information or 'spoofing,' the FCC said.

"Robocall scams are a global problem that require global commitment and cooperation," Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. "With these irritating calls coming from near and far, we need international cooperation, information sharing, and enforcement to address this matter. I want to thank our Australian friends for working with us on this agreement. By joining together we can help get these scammers off of our networks and protect consumers and businesses around the world."

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  • (Score: 1) by crunchy_one on Saturday June 05 2021, @02:52PM (1 child)

    by crunchy_one (7884) on Saturday June 05 2021, @02:52PM (#1142050)

    Add to the plague of scammy robocalls, the fact that "legitimate" businesses are having a look and saying to themselves, "gee, I'd like to get a slice of that," and you've got a clusterfuck of magnificent proportions coming to roll over everyone.

    Take, for instance, my health insurance carrier. Lately they've been bombarding me with "health reminders" that involve robocalling me at random times and then connecting me with a faulty voice response system. I've tried to opt out, but guess what? That just connects me with another faulty voice response system.

    This shit's gotta stop.

  • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday June 05 2021, @03:53PM

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday June 05 2021, @03:53PM (#1142064) Journal

    Block their number, and I'm afraid you'll have to change your insurance to somebody less intrusive. Happy hunting

    Ok, we paid the ransom. Do I get my dog back? REDЯUM