Robocall summit is FCC's latest step to stem the scourge

CNET | 7/11/2019 | Marguerite Reardon
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The Federal Communications Commission is hosting a Robocall Summit all day Thursday to detail the progress major phone companies have made in implementing technology and policies to stop incessant robocalls.

The nation's four major wireless carriers will be there, along with industry experts. The people at the workshop all have a hand in developing the technology standard for SHAKEN/STIR, a protocol that would validate whether calls are originating where they claim to be coming from and would allow for faster tracing of illegal calls to find out who's responsible for them.

Number - Robocalls - Autodialers - Messages - Volumes

The number of robocalls, which use autodialers and recorded messages to achieve high volumes, has exploded in recent years. Americans received 47.8 billion robocalls last year, according to an FCC report released in February. Nearly 50% of those calls were from scammers. The FCC said 60 percent of the complaints it receives each year are about robocalls. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been leading an effort to "stop the scourge of illegal...
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