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Why fake robocalls are sounding more and more real — and what's being done about it

How can consumers protect themselves from malicious AI? We'll dig in.
During New Hampshire's primary, some voters received phone calls that imitated President Joe Biden's voice and discouraged people from heading to the polls.
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What I learned by chatting with Chinese robocallers

Oct 22, 2019
Those Chinese-language phone scams are on the rise again.
Every robocall begins with a canned message.
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States, phone companies reach deal to block robocalls

Aug 23, 2019
The move to crack down on spam and fraudulent calls is still voluntary and lacks a deadline.
Is there a way to stop those annoying robocalls?
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Tracking the “King of Robocalls”

Apr 2, 2019
A Wired reporter tells about the man responsible for nearly 100 million automated calls.
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Why the Do Not Call list won't save you from robocalls

Jan 24, 2018
It was a great idea when it started. Now, it's become a bit of a joke.
A pedestrian using his cellphone walks past a boarded establishment showing skeleton heads with cellphones in Los Angeles in January.
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'Hi, this is Rachel' -- Avoiding robocall scams

Apr 26, 2013
Ever picked up the phone and heard a woman on the other end with information about your credit card who sounded totally legit? Here is some advice on how to avoid being conned by these calls.

FCC revises Do Not Call rules

Feb 15, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission passed new rules today to make it even tougher for telemarketers to make those unsolicited "robocalls." And lesson of the day: Don't call Kai during our live broadcast.

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