Verizon Goes On the Offensive Against Telemarketers
Today Verizon Wireless stepped up its attacks against telemarketers who are illegally calling its customers. Verizon claims that a number of firms are working together to call its customers. At one point, the companies involved were calling Verizon subscribers up to 100,000 times per hour. Most of the calls are offering automobile warranties. Verizon's new efforts on behalf of its customers include naming more companies to the suit originally filed in April. The lawsuit says the companies involved are violating the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state privacy laws. Verizon is seeking an injunction and monetary damages.
Instagram Has a New Filter for Posts: Spam
Jun 29, 2017
Instagram today introduced two tools it hopes will help reduce toxic and spammy comments on users' posts. First, Instagram is adding a filter to block offensive comments that might be made on posts and videos.
Instagram Adds Filter to Comments
Sep 12, 2016
Instagram users can now filter out offensive words in comments. The company is rolling out a new tool that allows users to list words they find offensive.
FTC Shakes Its Finger at Firms Over Warranty Funny Business
Apr 10, 2018
The FTC today sent letters to six different companies warning them that their warranty practices may run afoul of the law. The six business, which were not named, are major companies that make cars, cell phones, and gaming systems.
FCC Targets Fraud In Texting, and Slamming and Cramming
Jun 8, 2018
The FCC took more actions this week to protect consumers from unwanted charges and changes to their telephone service. First, the agency wants to prevent the fraudulent use of toll-free numbers for text messaging.
Washington State First to Approve Its Own Net Neutrality Rules
Mar 6, 2018
The State of Washington on Monday approved its own set of laws regulating net neutrality after the FCC voted in December to scrap such laws at the federal level. The law bans internet providers from throttling and/or blocking content, and also mandates that they make public their network management policies.
I had one call my Nextel, then Sprint then AT&T lines from different numbers (all fake). I asked the last one for a call back number in ca...
It's too bad their isn't a shred of truth to that or maybe, and I mean just maybe, your post wouldn't be pointless.
These "robo-dialers" don't use and don't need customer info, they aut...
they should quit selling the customers info and they wont be targeted
There is a small shred of truth to that post. Unfortunately it's so miniscule it hardly matters. Verizon does sell customer infor...