Taking Aim at Illegal Robocalls

The FCC and FTC are co-hosting an Expo for consumers on April 23 in Washington. Exhibitors will be showcasing technologies, devices and applications to minimize or eliminate illegal robocalls.

4/16/18

Fake Jury Duty Shakedowns

Scammers - often using caller ID spoofing - are impersonating law officers and threatening unwary consumers with fines or jail unless they immediately make payment for "missing jury duty."

4/12/18

Fighting Illegal Robocalls

The FCC and FTC co-hosted a Joint Policy Forum highlighting the actions the agencies and others have taken to fight the scourge of illegal robocalls.

3/23/18

Phony IRS Scams

Don't be fooled by a spoofed number that appears to be from the IRS. Watch out for this perennial phone scam, which is especially prevalent during tax season.

3/9/18

Empowering Consumers

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief Patrick Webre discusses illegal robocalls, Caller ID spoofing, bill cramming and more.

3/8/18

Wireless Emergency Alerts

WEA is a public safety system that allows customers to receive messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.

2/1/18

Communicating During Weather Emergencies

Telecommunications tips and other helpful resources to use during and after a natural disaster emergency.

1/4/18

Emergency Communications Tips

What should you do to prepare for a natural disaster emergency? The FCC and FEMA have tips that can help.

12/7/17

 

Holiday Consumer Tips Webinar

The FCC and FTC hosted a free webinar to share tips for consumers this holiday season.

12/4/17

 

Scams Follow Where Disaster Strikes

Scammers are always looking for new victims and, unfortunately, natural disasters leave people at their most vulnerable.

10/4/17

Spoofing and Caller ID

You may not be able to tell right away if an incoming call is spoofed. If you're suspicious about a call, don't respond to any requests for personal information and hang up.

9/16/17

 

File a Complaint with the FCC

 

Visit our Consumer Complaint Center at consumercomplaints.fcc.gov to file a complaint or tell us your story.

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Updated: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018