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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Block these numbers on your phone now: 212-332-0849; 248-297-6218; 801-278-1062; 430-231-4002; 302-922-5143; and 434-322-9044.

Block these numbers on your phone now: 212-332-0849; 248-297-6218; 801-278-1062; 430-231-4002; 302-922-5143; and 434-322-9044.

212-332-0849 17:08 April 6, 2017 New York – No answer upon answering. When I tried to call back immediately, I get the standard Verizon recording that your call cannot be completed as dialed…

Now it is four telemarketer calls in the last three days.

248-297-6218 Michigan 13:53 04/06/2017 No answer upon answering. I have friends with a Michigan connection, so I immediately left the room and called back. Sure enough, it was unwanted telemarketer with an automated response asking if I wanted to be placed on the "Do Not Call" list. So that is three calls in three days. I am well aware of folks who get number of calls per day, but in the past, I have not. I really wish something could be done about this.

April 6, 2017: Today, I even got a spam text from Verizon. From number: 9000070003121 What the What!? #@!!*&?? "FREE VZW MSG: Receive 1GB of free data on us! Sign up for Verizon Selects and get 1GB of data for free. View details Reply "X" to opt out of msgs. Get 1 GB free.Thank you. If you wish to restrict all future marketing text messages from VZW, reply 'Q'.

But then again, I have always figured that the telemarketers have always worked in collusion with Verizon – it must bring in an enomous amount of revenue.

Block these numbers on your phone now: 801-278-1062; 430-231-4002; 302-922-5143; and 434-322-9044.

801-278-1062 Salt Lake City 13:50 April 5, 2017 Said that the offer to lower my rate on my credit card expired today. It was an imperative that I speak with an operator. Funny, I've been getting these malicious scammer-calls for years. Block this number.

430-231-4002 Texas 17:19 April 4, 2017 No one on the phone when answered.

Block this number on your phone 302-922-5143 at 12:15 p.m. 23Mar2017 robocall from Delaware. No one on the phone when answered. Upon call back I was invited to be placed on the do not call list.

Block this number on your phone: 434-322-9044 5:47 p.m. 21Mar2017 robocall wanting to update my Google directory information.

According to a page on the Federal Trade Commission concerning robocalls, found here:

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If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall. We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of illegal robocalls because internet-powered phone systems have made it cheap and easy for scammers to make illegal calls from anywhere in the world, and to hide from law enforcement by displaying fake caller ID information.

To date, the FTC has brought more than a hundred lawsuits against over 600 companies and individuals responsible for billions of illegal robocalls and other Do Not Call violations.

The FTC also is leading several initiatives to develop technology-based solutions. Those initiatives include a series of robocall contests that challenge tech gurus to design tools that block robocalls and help investigators track down and stop robocallers. We’re also encouraging industry efforts to combat caller ID spoofing. Here’s the FTC’s game plan to combat robocalls:

Continue aggressive law enforcement
Build better tools for investigating robocalls
Coordinate with law enforcement, industry, and other stakeholders
Stimulate and pursue technological solutions.

Details about the FTC’s Robocall Initiatives

2015 DetectaRobo Contest
As part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, the FTC is challenging techies to use call data to predict which incoming calls are robocalls.

2015 Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back Contest
The FTC is challenging the DEF CON community to create a tool that people can use to block and forward unwanted robocalls automatically. Forwarded calls will go to a honeypot — a data collection system that researchers and investigators can use to study the calls.

2014 Zap Rachel Contest
At DEF CON 22, the FTC challenged tech gurus to help us zap Rachel and her robocall buddies by creating the next-generation robocall honeypot.

2012-2013 Robocall Challenge
The agency challenged innovators to create solutions that will block illegal robocalls. The challenge is now closed and the three winners with groundbreaking ideas were announced in April 2013.

2012 Robocall Summit
The FTC hosted a one-day public event on Thursday, October 18, 2012 to discuss the rapid rise in illegal robocalls and identify potential solutions. You can view videos and PowerPoint presentations from the event’s panels.

More Information About Robocalls
Telemarketing sales calls with recorded messages are generally illegal unless you have given the company written permission to call you.

Infographic: How Does a Robocall Work?
This visual guide shows how robocalls happen.

National Do Not Call Registry
Tips to help you stop unwanted calls and information about the National Do Not Call Registry

Phone Scams

These tips can help you hang up on a phone scammer and hold onto your money.

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