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Attorneys general, phone companies announce new effort to combat robocalls

Attorneys general, phone companies announce new effort to combat robocalls


KIM: A FIRE MARSHAL IS
INVESTIGATING. BRIAN: WGAL NEWS 8, ON YOUR SIDE
WITH THE LATEST EFFORTS TO FIGHT
ROBO-CALLS. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST COMMON
COMPLAINTS I GET HERE AT WGAL
NEWS 8. TODAY, 51 ATTORNEYS GENERAL FROM
ACROSS THE NATION, INCLUDING
HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA, ANNOUNCED
AN AGREEMENT WITH 12 MAJOR PHONE
COMPANIES TO FIGHT ROBO-CALLS. THE PHONE COMPANIES WILL EACH
OFFER SOME FORM OF CALL BLOCKING
SERVICES AT NO CHARGE TO
CONSUMERS, WILL START USING
TECHNOLOGY TO AUTHENTICATE CALLS
ARE COMING FROM A VALID SOURCE, AND MONITOR THEIR NETWORKS FOR
ROBO-CALL TRAFFIC. AN ESTIMATED 167 MILLION
ROBO-CALLS ARE MADE EACH DAY. THAT WORKS OUT TO 1,936
ROBO-CALLS EACH SECO

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