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Robocalls

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New Service Detects, Hangs Up On Robocalls

A new service will hang up the phone if it detects a robocaller.

05/02/2014

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New FCC Rules Require Consent For Automated Telephone ‘Robocalls’

It’s called the “Do Not Call Registry”. But signing up your phone number doesn’t always stop those unwanted robocalls and texts.

WBZ-TV–11/12/2013

Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Scott Brown. (Photos by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Brown, Warren Trade Accusations In Federal Election Commission Complaints

The Massachusetts Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Friday charging that Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown illegally coordinated with a group affiliated with GOP strategist Karl Rove on automated phone calls targeting Democrat Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts Republican Party responded hours later by preparing its own FEC complaint charging Warren with illegally coordinating with the AFL-CIO on anti-Brown mailings.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/29/2012

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Keller @ Large: Does Robocall Crackdown Go Far Enough?

Guess what still isn’t covered, for legal reasons – robocalls on behalf of political candidates.

02/16/2012

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FCC Cracks Down On Robocalls

Telemarketers will now need your permission before they can call you.

02/15/2012

Should Political Robocalls Be On ‘Do Not Call List’?

A local legislator wants to slow the tide of endless robocalls that begin to stream in during election season.

05/05/2011

Debit Card Holders Warned Of Local Scam

In several local towns, police said residents are getting calls claiming their debit card has been locked.

04/25/2011

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‘Curious’ About Candidate Robo-Calls

With just one day left until the U.S. Senate special election , don’t expect those robo-calls from candidates to stop in the next 24 hours. Over the…

WBZ-TV–10/01/2010