31 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for July 18, 2013
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Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:39:12 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Telemarketers call in reinforcements as they ignore do-not-call list Message-ID: <email@example.com> Telemarketers call in reinforcements as they ignore do-not-call list Complaints by those in the federal Do Not Call Registry are on the rise as telemarketers use robocalls and 'spoofing.' By David Lazarus July 15, 2013 Dan Yeh has been on the federal government's Do Not Call Registry for years. And for a while, it seemed like the leave-me-alone system worked just fine. Not anymore. "There's been a real surge recently," Yeh, 72, told me. "I've been getting five or six calls a day, at all hours, seven days a week." The Huntington Beach resident isn't alone. I've heard similar complaints from dozens of other people. Regardless of having registered a phone line with the Federal Trade Commission as a telemarketer-free zone, a growing number of consumers are saying that some businesses are ignoring their stated preference and calling anyway. A particular annoyance: automated robocalls that get you on the line before looping in a human telemarketer. Such calls frequently use "spoofed" lines that hide their origin or make it look as if the call is from someone you know. ... http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20130716,0,6060357,full.column
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