How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls : Planet Money In October 2019, Americans received a record number of robocalls: 5.7 billion. We talked to Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus about these pesky calls and how we can avoid them.
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How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

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How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

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So much for robots taking our jobs, what about robocalls taking over our phone lines? YouMail, a robocall blocking app, says last October a record number of 182 million robocalls were made in a single day in the U.S. In fact, as our producer was writing this... she received a robocall!

David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times business columnist, wants to kick the snot out of whoever invented the automated switchboard for the incessant number of robocalls he receives, both in English and Chinese. He talks to us about how consumers can stem the deluge of robocalls. And how the FCC is trying to tackle this issue.