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Robocalls Scandal

If Mike Royko Were Here

Roger Wright | Posted 12.03.2014 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Mike Royko died young in 1997. But it's when real stories like this one about the robocalls bubble up from the political stew of chicanery, comedy and crime that is Chicago---that Royko inspires. Like he inspired this.

How Seniors Can Guard Against Robocall Scams

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

here's been a huge spike in robocall scams in the U.S. over the past few years. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gets more then 200,000 complaints every month about this widespread problem. Here's what you should know, along with some tips that can help you protect yourself.

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...

A $50,000 Prize For Anyone Who Can Stop Robocalls

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls aren't just getting on the nerves of millions of consumers: The govern...

'Robocalls' Surprising Target

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business

Robocalls: They’re not just for telemarketers and political campaign staffers anymore. Miami-Dade county officials are using automated phone-call...

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...