Aside from being a nuisance, robocalls can be a threat to personal or business security. In an effort to circumvent the “No call lists,” many robocalls originate outside the U.S. and then spoof numbers that make it seem like the calls are coming from the U.S. These calls can be used to launch phishing expeditions or even facilitate socially engineered intrusions into a users system. This article discusses some of the things the FCC, phone providers, and Congress are doing in the attempts to reduce/eliminate this problem.
With pesky robocalls on the rise, tech forces amass to stop them