FCC Trying To Stop Overseas Robocalls

The FCC is still trying to stop Robocalls, even those that are coming from overseas. This obviously can’t happen soon enough for most of us.

Ending robocalls is almost like a game of whack-a-mole: Stop one and more pop up. But Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission, thinks she’s found a new hammer to stop the illegal automated spam calls originating from overseas. She’s proposing to close a loophole in FCC regulations to require “gateway” providers to stop robocalls — calls made by automated dialers with recorded messages — before they get to your phone. The agency will vote on the proposal, called the Targeting Gateway Providers to Combat Illegal Robocalls, during its monthly meeting on Tuesday.