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Unsolicited phone calls are a serious and growing nuisance in our society. Systems now exist that can broadcast millions of robocalls per day for a single vendor—and most such calls are scams. The Federal Trade Commission is getting more than 200,000 complaints per month about them. Robocall Watch was set up to provide comprehensive information and explore strategies that can strengthen government protection and prevent you from being victimized.
NOTE: This site is under construction. Some links are not yet active, the search functions are not yet functional, and the lists have not been set up.
About This Site
General Information about Robocalls
- How Robocalls Harm (posted 4/13/15)
- How Robocalls Are Made
- Relevant Laws
- Actions Needed
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Robocalls: All the Rage (FTC Summit presentation by Henning Schulzrinne, FCC)
- Letter to FCC from 30 State Attorneys General (posted 3/16/18)
- Telephone Industry Robocall Strike Force Reports  
- Common Robocall Tricks (posted 3/16/18)
- Scraper Pro, Phone Broadcast Club, and IbuzzPro: How to Become a Nuisance in Two Easy Steps (link to Quackwatch)
- Congressional Research Service Report: Protecting Consumers and Businesses from Fraudulent Robocalls (posted 4/22/18)
- FTC Summit (2012)
- Stopping Fraudulent Robocall Scams: Can More Be Done? (7/10/13) (posted 4/30/15)
- Hanging Up on Phone Scams: Progress and Potential Solutions to this Scourge (7/16/14)
- Private Industry's Role in Stemming the Tide of Phone Scams (11/19/14)
- "Catch Me If You Can": The IRS Impersonation Scam and the Government's Response (4/15/15)
- Abusive Robocalls and How We Can Stop Them (4/18/18)
- Federal Trade Commission
- Federal Communications Commission
- State Attorneys General
- National Association of Attorney General Actions
What You Can Do
- Register with the Do Not Call List
- Check whether you are on the Do Not Call List
- Sign Consumer's Union's petition
- How to Stop Robocalls: Advice from CTIA - The Wireless Association
- Where to Complain
- Block Calls with Nomorobo
- Ask Land Line Companies to Enable Simultaneous Ring
- Pressure the FCC
Links to Other Sites
- Consumers Union End Robocalls Campaign
- Federal Trade Commission
- The App Association: (robocall-related activities by app developers)
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