Robocalls

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The Limits of the Charming Grifter

Han Solo, what a man. Solo. Every princess's dream.
Rob Zacny
2.7.19
midterms

These racist robo-calls are targeting Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum ahead of the midterms

Both calls were produced by a website called Road to Power, which hosts a racist and anti-Semitic video podcast.
Rex Santus
11.5.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Now People Are Getting Neo-Nazi Robocalls About Mollie Tibbetts's Death

A little-known podcast is allegedly behind the racist pre-recorded call, which uses a female voice to impersonate Tibbetts calling for genocide.
Allie Conti
8.31.18
net neutrality

Big Telecom Is Using Robocalls to Fight a Net Neutrality Bill in California

A group with financial ties to AT&T is sending automated messages claiming the law would raise cell phone bills.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.27.18
FTC

Our Robocall Hell Is a Result of Inconsistent Enforcement and Carrier Apathy

Despite endless government initiatives, updated regulations and a laundry list of promises from industry, the problem is worse than ever.
Karl Bode
5.18.18
don't get pwned

I Uncovered a Group of Scammers Posing as Apple Support Technicians

When I tried calling their number, a woman told me Apple has a second headquarters in Virginia. It doesn’t.
Louise Matsakis
9.20.17
short circuit

This App Is Shazam but for Robocalls, and the FTC Loves It

Telemarketers, your days are numbered.
Clinton Nguyen
8.18.15
Cruise

The Cruise Company That Made Millions of Robocalls a Day Settles With the FTC

Thinly disguised telemarketing calls masquerading as political surveys are actually frowned upon by the government.
Kari Paul
3.5.15
Culture

The FTC Will Pay You $25K to Honeydick Some Robocallers

The agency is crowdsourcing solutions for the telephonic spam.
Kari Paul
3.4.15
Motherboard Blog

How Pennsylvania’s First Openly Gay State Representative Taught Me to Love Robocalls

Listen up, politicians. This is how you do a robocall.
Brian Merchant
2.7.13