• FCC: Robotext scams on the rise, here's how you can stay safe

    16 days ago - By Wood TV

    Robocalls are annoying enough, but robotexts? According to the Federal Communications Commission, scammers are adding another tool into their arsenal to annoy Americans.
    The FCC tracks complaints as opposed to actual call volume, but the agency's own stats show complaints about unwanted text messages have risen steadily in recent years. Around 5,700 complaints were filed in 2019, 14,000 in 2020, 15,300 in 2021, and 8,500 through June 30, 2022.
    Scammers want you to interact with them when they send you a text message, the FCC explains. They often use believable, but false, claims in an...
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