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Robocalls

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Seeks To Dial Up Stiffer Penalties For Robocalls

Complaints about nuisance sales calls have risen sharply across New York and the nation because of robocalling, Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday.

02/05/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a news conference in Manhattan on Nov. 24, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Seeks To Pull Plug On Robocalls

Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation to try to curb an increasing number of unwanted telemarketing calls.

11/24/2013

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Monmouth County, N.J. GOP Furious Over Phone Number Hijacking

Republican Party officials on Monmouth County, N.J., were furious this week, after their phone number was hijacked and made to appear it was being used to make a 4 a.m. robocall purporting to urge residents to vote for Sen. Joe Kyrillos.

06/04/2013

Aaron Foss has come up with a way to combat robocalls. (credit: CBS 2)

Port Jefferson Man Wins FTC Contest With System To Stop Robocalls

A Long Island man may have solved one of the perpetual annoyances of living in the telephone age.

04/03/2013

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You’re On The ‘Do Not Call List’ So Why Do You Keep Getting Robocalls?

As we get deeper into election season, the number of household robocalls is increasing, and you may wonder why you’re getting them at all.

07/23/2012