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Rise of the robotexts: As new rules curbed spam calls, texts took off – Cronkite News

Federal regulations aimed at blocking robocalls appear to have had some effect over the past year, but robotexts have skyrocketed in their place, according to a recent report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. The PIRG report said the number of phone companies that have installed spam-blocking technology since it was required last year by the

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Ten Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud – Prescott Valley Police Department

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay [Editor’s note: This was posted on the Prescott Valley Police Department’s Facebook page, and the source is the Federal Trade Commission.] Spot Imposters – Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t

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Arizona Attorney General’s Office Works to Eliminate Illegal Robocalls

The number one communications complaint across the nation continues to be the flood of illegal robocalls to consumers. In November 2021, Arizonans received more than 18 million unwanted calls, an average of 12.6 calls per person. The calls go well beyond a universal source of annoyance. Scammers use abusive robocall tactics to threaten and scam people out

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Robocalls dip as FCC rules kick in; advocates say more should be done

Robocalls to Arizonans dropped by more than 3 million in July, to about 84.4 million for the month, as the first phase of a new federal mandate took effect that requires phone companies to implement anti-robocall measures. But consumer advocates say phone carriers could be doing more. A report last month by the U.S. Public Interest

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