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FCC Chairman Wants Phone Companies To Block Robocalls | NBC Nightly News

FCC Chairman Wants Phone Companies To Block Robocalls | NBC Nightly News


COMBAT THE ROBOCALLS FLOODING YOUR PHONE. IT PUTTING PRESSURE ON FLOODING YOUR PHONE. IT PUTTING PRESSURE ON PHONE COMPANIES TO DO IT PUTTING PRESSURE ON PHONE COMPANIES TO DO MORE. PHONE COMPANIES TO DO MORE.>>Reporter: AT WORK, MORE.>>Reporter: AT WORK, AT HOME AND EVEN WHILE>>Reporter: AT WORK, AT HOME AND EVEN WHILE YOU SLEEP. AT HOME AND EVEN WHILE YOU SLEEP. AMERICANS ARE YOU SLEEP. AMERICANS ARE BOMBARDED BY AN AMERICANS ARE BOMBARDED BY AN ESTIMATED 163 MILLION BOMBARDED BY AN ESTIMATED 163 MILLION ROBOCALLS EVERY DAY ESTIMATED 163 MILLION ROBOCALLS EVERY DAY FROM OVERSEAS. ROBOCALLS EVERY DAY FROM OVERSEAS.>>SIERRA LEONE, FROM OVERSEAS.>>SIERRA LEONE, FRANCE.>>SIERRA LEONE, FRANCE.>>Reporter: TO YOUR FRANCE.>>Reporter: TO YOUR OWN AREA CODE.>>Reporter: TO YOUR OWN AREA CODE.>>I’VE BEEN GETTING OWN AREA CODE.>>I’VE BEEN GETTING TONS RECENTLY.>>I’VE BEEN GETTING TONS RECENTLY.>>Reporter: BUT NOW TONS RECENTLY.>>Reporter: BUT NOW THE FCC’S CHAIRMAN>>Reporter: BUT NOW THE FCC’S CHAIRMAN WANTS PHONE COMPANIES THE FCC’S CHAIRMAN WANTS PHONE COMPANIES TO PULL THE PLUG ON WANTS PHONE COMPANIES TO PULL THE PLUG ON UNWANTED ROBOCALLS, TO PULL THE PLUG ON UNWANTED ROBOCALLS, MANY OF WHICH ARE UNWANTED ROBOCALLS, MANY OF WHICH ARE SCRAMS MANY OF WHICH ARE SCRAMS SCAMS. SCRAMS SCAMS.>>WE WANT TO MAKE SCAMS.>>WE WANT TO MAKE SURE CONSUMERS CAN SIT>>WE WANT TO MAKE SURE CONSUMERS CAN SIT DOWN AT THE DINNER SURE CONSUMERS CAN SIT DOWN AT THE DINNER TABLE WITH PEACE OF DOWN AT THE DINNER TABLE WITH PEACE OF MIND, IF THE PHONE TABLE WITH PEACE OF MIND, IF THE PHONE RINGS, IT’S A MIND, IF THE PHONE RINGS, IT’S A LEGITIMATE CALL. RINGS, IT’S A LEGITIMATE CALL.>>Reporter: HOPING TO LEGITIMATE CALL.>>Reporter: HOPING TO DIAL UP HISTORIC>>Reporter: HOPING TO DIAL UP HISTORIC CHANGE, THE FCC WANTS DIAL UP HISTORIC CHANGE, THE FCC WANTS SERVICE PROVIDERS TO CHANGE, THE FCC WANTS SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DETECT AND ANALYZE IF SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DETECT AND ANALYZE IF THE CALL YOU’RE ABOUT DETECT AND ANALYZE IF THE CALL YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET IS LEGITIMATE THE CALL YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET IS LEGITIMATE BEFORE PATCHING IT TO GET IS LEGITIMATE BEFORE PATCHING IT THROUGH. BEFORE PATCHING IT THROUGH. THE CHANGE WHICH COULD THROUGH. THE CHANGE WHICH COULD GO INTO EFFECT THIS THE CHANGE WHICH COULD GO INTO EFFECT THIS SUMMER COMES AFTER A GO INTO EFFECT THIS SUMMER COMES AFTER A RECORD NUMBER OF SUMMER COMES AFTER A RECORD NUMBER OF FRUSTRATED AMERICANS RECORD NUMBER OF FRUSTRATED AMERICANS SIGNED UP FOR THE DO FRUSTRATED AMERICANS SIGNED UP FOR THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY AND SIGNED UP FOR THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY AND DOWNLOADED APPS TO NOT CALL REGISTRY AND DOWNLOADED APPS TO PREVENT ROBOCALLS. DOWNLOADED APPS TO PREVENT ROBOCALLS. DO YOU THINK THEY PREVENT ROBOCALLS. DO YOU THINK THEY WORK? DO YOU THINK THEY WORK?>>I TRIED AND I’VE WORK?>>I TRIED AND I’VE TRIED TO BLOCK CALLS>>I TRIED AND I’VE TRIED TO BLOCK CALLS AND THEY STILL COME TRIED TO BLOCK CALLS AND THEY STILL COME THROUGH. AND THEY STILL COME THROUGH.>>Reporter: WITH THE THROUGH.>>Reporter: WITH THE NUMBER OF ROBOCALLS>>Reporter: WITH THE NUMBER OF ROBOCALLS TRIPLING IN RECENT NUMBER OF ROBOCALLS TRIPLING IN RECENT YEARS, THERE COULD BE TRIPLING IN RECENT YEARS, THERE COULD BE AN ANSWER TO STOPPING YEARS, THERE COULD BE AN ANSWER TO STOPPING THE CALL YOU NEVER

23 thoughts on “FCC Chairman Wants Phone Companies To Block Robocalls | NBC Nightly News”

  1. Seems like it's been worse in the past 6 months! Never been this bad w/ my number in the past for some reason.

  2. Honestly, I do not get robocalls and I do not know why. Maybe because I don't have friends who call me and I don't really sign up for any programs.

  3. Do not call list is a joke. It only provides good numbers to the scammers. FCC is a joke in that it has taken this long to act. John Stewart had a tech set up a robocall to ALL the brass at the FCC that called every ninety minutes day and night. Took the tech half an hour to set it up. Maybe they got the message.

  4. A while back i started getting a whole sequence of robocalls. I decided to waste their time and repeatedly called the number back, getting a different person every time. After several calls to simply waste their time and tie up at least one line i decided to get some info, so i started calling up and asking for "the address to send the money order to". After a few failed attempts i got someone on the line and said, "I was talking to your manager and i got cut off before i could get the address to send the payment. I've got the money order and i'm in line at the post office, what's your mailing address?" as i pretended to act as if i were in a busy post office. They gave me an address of an office down in Miami and i kindly forwarded it to the FTC. Turns out that was the office of that big bust that happened sometime last year. I don't know if anyone else reverse phished them for the address but i did, documented it and sent it in.

  5. Please help the people all day long every day.those phone call.it have gotten so bad,I stop answering my phone.they change there number a lot.

  6. It's about frikken time. I've complained to my senator 25 times and she doesn't care. ( She is glad to remind me that she was a leader in the "don't call me " legislation, which has so many exemptions in it that it is worthless).
    With a new election season going on it's important to get this fixed right now!! I sure don

  7. How about blocking phones from working in cars when you are not hands free? I have had 4 minor accidents and many more possible violent accidents from people using cell phones while driving. It is at epidemic proportions. This story here is a minor inconvenience in comparison!

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