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Can the FCC really put the kibosh on robocalls?

The Federal Communications Commission is trying to rally industry to its side to prevent robocalls, especially those seeming to come from a local number. Robocalls and unwanted telemarketing calls are the biggest consumer gripe hurled at the FCC, which gets about 200,000 complaints annually about them. Nearly 15 billion robocalls were made in the U.S. during the first half of 2017, according to YouMail, which provides anti-robocall services.  But can the FCC really put a dent in robocalls when scammers and telemarketers constantly deploy new technologies to get to your landline and smartphone? "Robocalls are the scourge for wireless customers, so the FCC has to lay down the rules, but FCC action alone cannot solve the problem," said Roge ...