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A Time magazine staffer got a call from a telemarketer who sounded not quite human. That's when the fun -- and the weirdness -- started.
Agency awards $50,000 in cash prizes as it turns to the private sector for help eradicating long-running annoyance of the technology era.
Two companies face fines of nearly $5 million for allegedly making millions of artificial voice messages without consumers' prior consent.
A menace to business and consumer alike, robocall removal is now under the eye of the Federal Trade Commission.
FTC is suing two telemarketing companies and a company peddling car warranty extensions--which the agency says are unnecessary and false--to put a stop to the calls.
The voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright, has been robocalling on behalf of the religion/cult using Bart's voice.
Voters may hate them, but automated, prerecorded calls are certainly popular with politicians, despite a lack of evidence that they are effective.
These automated calls have been around for a while, but why have they become so ubiquitous--and cheap to make?
Federal Trade Commission is restricting telemarketers from sending prerecorded phone calls to consumers unless the consumer gives written consent to receive them.
New bill would set limits on how often Americans can receive the automated calls from supporters and opponents of federal candidates.