Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Log In Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | Major Phone Service Providers Agree to Plan to Slow Robocallers Advertisement Supported by ByTara Siegel Bernard Aug. 22, 2019, 6:36 p.m. ET Hoping to fight a growing plague of robocalls, a dozen phone companies including the country’s biggest mobile and broadband providers agreed on Thursday to adopt new call-blocking technology and other measures to help regulators track down swindlers. As part of a pact with 51 attorneys general from across the country, the companies said they would install technology intended to stamp out the calls before they reached consumers, who have long railed about the flood of robocalls that reached 4.7 billion in July, according to YouMail, a call-blocking service. “Robocalls are a scourge — at best, annoying, at worst, scamming people out of their … [Read more...] about Major Phone Service Providers Agree to Plan to Slow Robocallers
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Jim Winsett of the BBB. Jim Winsett of the BBB. ... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Q. What advice does BBB provide on eliminating Robocalls? The number I receive is steadily increasing. A. You are not alone in the number of robocalls you are receiving. In 2018, 48% of the calls received on cell phones were a robocall. In 2019 that number is projected to increase to 52%. Nearly 2.4 billion robocalls are made every month, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The number has increased significantly in the past few years because internet powered phone systems have made it cheap and easy for scammers to make illegal calls and display fake caller ID information. What's a robocall? If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall. Calls use a computerized autodialer to deliver a pre-recorded message to a home landline or wireless number. Many different scams use robocalls, … [Read more...] about Business Bulletin: How to eliminate unwanted Robocalls
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Vietjet sign MoU At the MoU signing ceremony (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn) The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Vietjet Air signed in Hanoi on March 28 a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation for 2019 – 2021. Under the MoU, the two sides will work together to increase promotion on mass media; introduce publications, documents and market researches; cooperate in an international tourism fair and Vietnamese tourism abroad; and organise domestic destination surveys and events. The MoU provides travel opportunities and convenience for Vietnamese people and international tourists, connecting Vietnam to destinations around the world, where Vietjet has direct flights. This is also a concrete effort to contribute to the implementation of the growth target plan assigned by the Prime Minister to welcome about 18 million international visitors to Vietnam in 2019. With a wide flight network of 39 domestic routes and 69 … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 29/3
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Hiawatha Bray Globe Staff February 21, 2019 Is 2019 the beginning of the end for robocall scammers? Aaron Foss sure hopes so — even if it’s bad for his business.Foss created Nomorobo, a program that blocks those infuriating nuisance phone calls. Over the past five years, he said, Nomorobo has filtered out nearly 1 billion unwanted calls. Advertisement Sounds impressive — except that in 2018 alone, US consumers were hit with 48 billion such calls, according to YouMail, another player in the robocall-blocking business. Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered weekdays. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here So Foss might as well be bailing the Titanic with a teacup.His fortunes may soon change, though. In response to the public’s fury, the … [Read more...] about License to kill: robocalls. The pressure’s on for phone carriers to target spammers