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STIR/SHAKEN 101: The 2020 Guide to the FTC’s New Call Authentication Framework

August 11, 2020

STIR/SHAKEN 101: The 2020 Guide to the FTC’s New Call Authentication Framework STIR/SHAKEN might sound like something from an old James Bond movie (“Shaken, not stirred…”), but it’s one of the most important technological developments in robocall history. In its simplest terms, STIR/SHAKEN is a series of technological protocols that prevent caller ID spoofing —…

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Why is Call Screening the Future of the Phone Call?

May 21, 2020

Phone call screening is the future of the phone call. Artificial intelligence can help you answer your phone calls again.  Your iPhone rings, and you don’t recognize the number. It’s local. Maybe it’s someone from work, or perhaps it’s Mom calling from her friend’s phone. It might be important. Should you pick it up? Let…

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RoboKiller Identifies New Coronavirus Phone Scams

March 23, 2020

RoboKiller Identifies New Coronavirus Phone Scams Scammers Take Advantage of Consumers’ Fears as Coronavirus Pandemic Rises  RoboKiller, the mobile app that eliminates spam calls and texts, announced today it has identified new potentially harmful phone call scams and text message scams related to the Coronavirus pandemic and is advising consumers how they can protect themselves….

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Justice Department’s Robocall Action is Great for Consumers

January 31, 2020

The Justice Department announced a January crackdown on robocalls being facilitated by five US telecommunications companies. This marks a significant shot across the bow for spam callers originating robocalls from overseas and great news for consumers. This is the first enforcement action by the Justice Department ever taken to specifically target robocalls. In light of…

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FedEx Text Message Scam Delivers Concern For Consumers

January 24, 2020

FedEx Text Message Scam: When it absolutely, positively has to be…spam? While SMS spam has been an ongoing nuisance on an individual level for a while now, we had yet to see an organized attack targeting customers on a large scale – until this week. With the advent of the so-called “FedEx text scam,” we…

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Spam Calls Decreased in December 2019, Brace Yourself for January!

January 6, 2020

Spam calls decreased in 2019, reaching American consumers 4.17 billion times, which is actually far less than the 5.18 billion unwanted calls mark we saw in November. However, while the spam call decrease in December 2019 is a huge drop from the record 5.6 billion robocalls we saw in October, the reality is that the…

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Pallone-Thune TRACED Act Signed into Law

December 31, 2019

President Trump has now signed the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, a law that combats the 62 billion annoying and sometimes dangerous robocalls and spam calls that were made to Americans in 2019. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act pushes carriers to implement STIR/SHAKEN anti-spoofing technologies and gives law enforcement more tools to combat unwanted calls. As a consumer,…

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Pallone-Thune TRACED Act Offers Some Hope for Spam Call Relief

December 23, 2019

The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act is new legislation that takes aim at the relentless barrage of spam calls invading American homes every day. It seeks to put the onus on service providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN and call authentication technologies and to block unwanted calls while enhancing the power of the FCC and law enforcement agencies in…

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Debunking STIR/SHAKEN Call Authentication Myths

December 23, 2019

STIR/SHAKEN is call authentication framework designed to combat malicious call spoofing and to restore trust in Caller ID, but its actual impact on Americans now facing a robocall epidemic that eclipsed 62 billion calls in 2019 will be limited. A flurry of legislative and regulatory efforts, including the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, puts heavy emphasis on…

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Pallone, Menendez Provide Update on Anti-Robocalls Legislation

December 16, 2019

December 13, 2019 Pallone-Thune TRACED Act Passed House Last Week   South Amboy, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) provided an update on legislation to stop bad robocalls after the House acted last week by a vote of 417-3. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act was announced as part of…

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Beware of the “One Ring” Robocall Phone Scam [Updated for 2020]

June 3, 2019

Beware of the “One Ring” Robocall Scam Americans receive far too many robocalls. Last month? It was 5.3 billion. And trust us, the problem is growing. While these scam calls have varying intentions (none of them great), many of them seek to acquire personal information. They can do this by impersonating the IRS and threatening…

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Answer Bot of the Week: Vocal Training Exercise!

March 15, 2019

Robocall revenge not only waste’s a spammers time, but it can be funny as hell! 😂 This week’s Answer Bot features our Vocal Training Exercise Bot, trying yet AGAIN, to get onto America’s Got Talent. Let’s see of he has what it takes! Get your Answer Bot recording featured here by tapping Share on RoboRadio…

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Answer Bot of the Week: Delivery Room Blow-Up!

March 12, 2019

Nothing is funnier than a telemarketer who KNOWS we’ve made a fool out of them 😂 This week’s Answer Bot features a telemarketer who goes from sweet to ferocious after getting thrown in the middle of a baby’s delivery! Get your Answer Bot recording featured here by tapping Share on RoboRadio on a recent 🚫…

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Answer Bot of the Week: Morgan Freeman Impersonator!

March 1, 2019

  Getting robocall revenge with one of our Answer Bots saves YOUR time and gives those spammers what they deserve! It can be just as funny too 😂 This week’s Answer Bot features a very confused telemarketer speaking with one of the greatest voices of our generation, A.K.A Morgan Freeman 😉 Enjoy! Get your Answer…

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9 Indispensable iPhone VPN Apps to Fortify Your Data in 2019

December 21, 2018

Public Wi-Fi is a Personal Data Menace. iPhone VPN Apps Keep the Digital Spies Restrained Free Wi-Fi is a staple of good coffee shops today. A growing number of restaurants and stores also offer free Wi-Fi as a convenience for their customers as they shop or dine. And what’s not to like? You can check…

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The Top 10 VPN Apps for Android to Protect Your Personal Data

December 13, 2018

Want digital privacy? VPN apps for Android do just that. Why should everyone with an Android phone download and use a VPN app? For one reason, data and privacy breaches are becoming more common by the day. And it’s not only big companies that are being targeted. You are too. Unsecured and weak wi-fi networks are…

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Fed up with robocalls? You’re going to hate what comes next: Deepfakes

November 16, 2018

Robocalls are already unbearable. Deepfakes will make them undetectable. What information can you trust these days? “Alternative facts” blur reality. Social media bots spread misinformation. And you can’t even believe your own Caller ID anymore. What comes next, though, may eclipse these problems. They’re called deepfakes; audio and video generated by computers that are so…

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Do harassing telemarketing calls make you angry enough to sue?

Can I sue a telemarketer? Read this before you file a robocall lawsuit

October 18, 2018

How can I put telemarketers in their place? If you’re asking yourself this question right now, chances are you’re waaaay past “robocalls are really annoying.” We get that. Robocalls and telemarketing calls reached an unbearable level a long time ago. In September 2018 alone, Americans received 5.26 billion of these automated calls. That’s roughly 20…

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Midterm Elections 2018: The Age of the Political Mass-Text is Here

October 5, 2018

Political text messages are the newest (and most annoying) way campaigns are reaching voters 2018 midterm elections are in full swing, but there’s one stat you won’t find on Fox News or CNN… Candidates and their supporters are sending political text messages in droves. Maybe you’ve already gotten on of them. My first political text….

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5 New Phone Scams Spreading Across the U.S. in 2018

August 31, 2018

Phone scams are on the rise. Anyone who has picked up their phone lately knows there are more spam calls than ever before. Right now, phone scammers are making thousands of calls, luring unsuspecting victims into handing over their valuable info. With nearly 95% of the U.S. owning a cell phone, phone scammers treat Americans…

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Veterans Charity Phone Scams: Taking Advantage of Your Generosity

July 26, 2018

Has a veteran charity scam called you? Typically, any phone scam that tries to steal money from innocent people is terrible. But the rash of scams posing as charities for veterans is especially detestable. These scams prey on people’s generosity by tricking them into thinking their money, cars, boats, and other donations will go toward…

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Rep. Frank Pallone Jr’s Anti-Robocall Legislation Event to be Held at RoboKiller’s Headquarters

June 19, 2018

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr’s Anti-Robocall Legislation Event to be Held at RoboKiller’s Robocall Revenge Headquarters. SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. — Continuing his fight against the scourge of robocalls, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. D-NJ, will hold an Anti-Robocall Legislation press event at the headquarters of RoboKiller, the award-winning app that gets even with robocalls by answering the…

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U.S. House Representative Wants Revenge on Robocallers

May 4, 2018

“I am going to be in the ‘get-even mode’ here real soon with these spammers.” That “get-even” desire is one many of the 292 million U.S. cell phone owners share, including Congressional Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR). Last week, our Chief Product Officer, Ethan Garr, testified as a witness during the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s…

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Answer Bot of the Week: His Voice Drives Telemarketers Crazy

April 19, 2018

Robocall revenge isn’t just about wasting a spammer’s time. It’s also about driving them crazy! In this week’s top Answer Bot, an aspiring singer’s dreams clash with a telemarketer’s patience. Robocall revenge is served! Get your Answer Bot recording featured here by tapping Share on RoboRadio on a recent 🚫 BLOCKED & RECORDED CALL in…

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Answer Bot of the Week: The Classic “Microsoft” Scam

April 5, 2018

There are some robocall scams we see time and time again: Fake IRS agents, cardholder services, and bogus health insurance. Another common one? The “Microsoft Support” scam. This week’s top Answer Bot features a sham support rep and a suspiciously vague computer problem. Enjoy the sweet robocall revenge! Get your Answer Bot recording featured here…

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Answer Bot of the Week: Hit the Shark in the Nose

March 29, 2018

Fooling spam callers nearly every time is just one part of what makes Answer Bots great. “I thought this was a voicemail for a minute, like one of those trick voicemails.” That’s what the telemarketer said before talking with an Answer Bot for almost nine more minutes. This week’s top Answer Bot features advice for…

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Answer Bot of the Week: Too Good Not to Share

March 22, 2018

Hilarious, entertaining, and just the right amount of vengeful. Answer Bot recordings are too good not to share. Each week we’re bringing you another Answer Bot recording from a real RoboKiller user. This week’s Answer Bot features a chill history lesson with a telemarketer. Enjoy! Get your Answer Bot recording featured here by tapping Share…

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Robocalls Interfered With His Startup, Until He Got Revenge

March 13, 2018

Smartphone Users Are Finally Fighting Back Against Robocalls Miss an important phone call or answer a robocall? This is the choice most Americans face when their phone rings. But there’s a third option smartphone users are turning to: getting revenge. That’s the choice Noel Rabinowitz made. Noel is building a startup of high end, portable…

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Share Your Answer Bot and the Joy of Robo Revenge

March 8, 2018

Show your friends how good it feels to get revenge on the spammers. When you share the hilarious recordings between your Answer Bots and spammers, you become a RoboKiller! How do you share your Answer Bot recordings? Whenever you see “🚫 BLOCKED & RECORDED CALL” you have an Answer Bot recording. Simply open that call…

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Answer Bots on ABC World News Tonight

February 28, 2018

It’s not hard to understand why robocalls were the number one complaint to the FTC in 2017. A grand total 7,157,370 complaints were made against robocalls and telemarketers. Despite this, the robocall epidemic is getting worse. Some groups estimate 2.9 billion robocalls are made each month, while our research suggests even more – an astounding…

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The Most Satisfying Robocall Revenge is the One that Makes You Laugh

January 26, 2018

Get ready for the understatement of the year: robocalls are really annoying. Whether you call it a robocall, spam call, or scam call, they’re all the same… unwanted. Each time one of these rings your phone, it’s like a deposit is made into an invisible “anger jar.” For many people, it doesn’t take long before…

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What Happens When There Are 1 Million RoboKillers

January 12, 2018

Someday in the future, sitting around a holographic fireplace or commuting in a flying Uber, someone will ask, “Remember when we used to get those calls that tried to trick us into giving them money?” That’s what we long to hear. But that’s not today. That future is still far, far away. There’s no mistaking…

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