Robocalls should drop dramatically in coming weeks, officials hope – Daily Breeze

 Robocalls should drop dramatically in coming weeks, officials hope – Daily Breeze

Ring! Ring! Ring! Your car warranty is nearing expiration. You owe money to the IRS. You’ve been pre-approved for a low-interest credit card!

Robocalls — often from scammers trying to steal your money — have long been the bane of communication technology.

“It’s not just that they’re are so damn annoying and frustrating, it’s that they’re dangerous,” said Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, D-Woodland Hills, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.

“They enable criminal conduct and erode trust. They prey on our most vulnerable communities — seniors, immigrants, those with limited English skills. And we have the technology to stop it.”

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission gave phone companies a June 30 deadline to start using technology that helps identify and block such calls. And while the phone companies controlling the lion’s share of the market — Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile…

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