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Old 08-20-2016, 12:06 PM   #41
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Apple and Google join 'strike force' to crack down on robocalls



Apple and Google parent company Alphabet have joined a coalition of more than 30 tech companies and telecoms focused on combating automated phone calls, according to Reuters. Called the "Robocall Strike Force," the group is led by the Federal Communications Commission, which held its first hearing on the subject today in Washington, DC. Robocalls include both prerecorded messages from misleading phone numbers and automated text messages.
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I occasionally receive calls from a guy that sounds Indian. After he mentions my "computer" I say: "But I have no computer Mr. Microsoft. I don't understand your call." That usually gets him confused. Once he actually argued with me and insisted that I had one.
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I occasionally receive calls from a guy that sounds Indian. After he mentions my "computer" I say: "But I have no computer Mr. Microsoft. I don't understand your call." That usually gets him confused. Once he actually argued with me and insisted that I had one.
AT&T called me to sell me a different phone service and I stubbornly maintained that I didn't have a phone.
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On the Sentry call blocker, if you know the number of the 'robo call', then as long as that number is on the 'whitelist' then the number goes right thru. In fact, I just had a dental robocall a couple days ago.
What I do is log onto Ooma and get a list of inbound calls...maybe once a month. Any legit looking caller ID numbers get verified and added to the white list. So we get robo calls from the pharmacy, library and such.
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