Robocalls Hard To Battle

Aug 2, 2017

If you have a phone, and who doesn't, you've probably been annoyed or alarmed by robocalls. Those are the recorded messages that offer credit repair or vacations, or tell you the IRS is going to be on your doorstep with a warrant if you don't send money NOW. Caller ID doesn't help. These days scammers can pirate phone numbers that appear to be local or legitimate. Public Utilities Commission Chairwoman Kristie Fiegen says every time there seems to be a solution, technology gives scammers a way to dodge it. She says the best answer is not to fall for the scam.

The FCC is considering rules to battle ID spoofing. The comment period ended July 31. For more, click on the link below.

https://www.fcc.gov/fcc-facilitate-blocking-illegal-robocalls

PUC Chairwoman Kristie Fiegen
Credit PUC