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FCC moves to crack down on unwanted robocalls
FCC moves to crack down on unwanted robocalls

Disrupting the lives of millions of Americans, telemarketers and scammers are routinely using technological advances to automatically dial phone numbers and circumvent the popular Do Not Call list. Now a top federal regulator wants to make it easier for consumers to stop those so-called robocalls, which have become a bigger problem in recent years as they've spread from land-line phones to wireless devices. A proposal by the head of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday would strengthen consumers' rights and give phone companies the green light to offer technologies to block most robocalls and spam text messages. “Few things rankle consumers as much as...

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