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FCC asked whether phone companies can do more to block 'robocalls'

FCC asked whether phone companies can do more to block 'robocalls'

Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the Do Not Call list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her such things as vacation cruises, medical alert devices and fire extinguishers? The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to consider the question of whether phone companies could do more to stop the onslaught of "robocalls," the automated phone calls favored by scammers. Since the convergence of Internet and phone lines, it has become easy to blast out hundreds of thousands of calls in a matter of minutes to see who takes the bait. The question of whether these calls can be...

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