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Why Can't Anyone Stop The Onslaught Of Scam Phone Calls?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The voice message left on our home phone sounded very convincing. Authoritative and with a hint of menace, the caller said that the IRS Crime Investigations Unit was about to file charges for tax evasion against us -- but if we called them back right away and could explain a few things to the caller, perhaps our imminent prosecution could be averted. But only if we called him back right away.

Why Can't We Get Telemarketers To Stop Calling?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I do not want to install solar panels on my roof or refinish my kitchen cabinets. I also do not want to paint my house, redo my floors, install a pool or resurface the one I don't have. So can you all please stop calling me?

No More Robocalls?

AP | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — There may one day soon be another way to fight those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls. The Fed...

Advice from a long career in government: Talking leadership with the FTC's Eileen Harrington

Tom Fox | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Eileen Harrington is the executive director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). As the FTC's associate director for marketing practices in 2004, sh...

How to Stem the Tide of Junk Mail

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

No matter how diligent your efforts to get yourself off unwanted mailing lists, you're probably still going to get some junk mail. But it's good to know there are ways to significantly scale back the amount.

Is The 'Do Not Call' List Working?

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day. Complaints to th...

Colorado Do Not Call Registry

KDVR | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado tops the nation in participation in the Do Not Call Registry. Attorney General John Suthers says that a new report by the Fed...

Robocalls Banned By Government? Not So Much

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's dinnertime, the phone rings and it might be someone important. Instead, you hear a recorded voice: "Congratulations! You've been pre-approved for...

AOL To Announce Internet "Do-Not-Track" List

New York Times | Louise Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Most consumers are familiar with do-not-call lists, which are meant to keep telemarketers from phoning them. Soon people will be able to sign up for d...