But the calls kept coming.
The FCC hopes to get all providers, including smaller area networks, on board. That will reduce spoofing by verifying calls as they travel through different networks, from caller to receiver.
While some robocalls are legal — such as recorded messages about school closures and political campaigns — most are not, according to industry estimates.
YouMail, a call blocking company, estimates that 4.4 billion automated calls were placed to consumers in the United States in June, about 573 million of which were auto warranties and scams. related to health.
Scams often follow seasons or events. On Friday, Katherine Fernández Rundle, Miami-Dade state attorney, warned people about unsolicited calls from charities claiming to help the victims and families of Champlain Towers South, the court said. partially collapsed apartment building in Surfside, Fla.
“Unfortunately, even in these most devastating times, there are a number of individuals who can see the kindness and generosity of our community as a potential source of easy money by playing a prank. charity scam,” she said.
This year, there’s been an uptick in vaccine-related scams. The FCC says health insurance scams have popped up around admissions. The FCC says it receives the most complaints about auto warranty fraud.
Will Wiquist, an FCC spokesman, said: “Seeing a local phone number or the name of a local government or law enforcement agency can encourage consumers to answer the call. and trust or fear,” said Will Wiquist, an FCC spokesman.