Hate Robocalls? Now Mobile Carriers are Putting Them on Block

The national “Do Not Call” list failed, but regulators have a new plan of attack.

By Alain StephensOctober 31, 2016 11:20 am

You come home from a long day of work, to sit down at the dinner table with your family, and – right on cue – a robocall. Anger over automated telemarketing is reaching a new fever point, but the federal government has announced plans to regulate these annoying robots.

Dave Lieber, watchdog reporter for the Dallas Morning News, says because of robocalls, he doesn’t even want to answer his cell phone anymore.

“Most of the calls that are coming are coming from strange cities across America that I’ve never been in and have no contact with,” he says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How caller ID spoofing works

– What failed with the “Do Not Call” list and why it’s based on goodwill rather than technology

– More about the FCC task force that put a AT&T executive in charge of a report that promised to stop robocalls