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Want to stop robocalls?

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 09:57:51-04

You're gotten the calls. I've gotten the calls. We're all tired of them.

But what can we do?

Today, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich urged the government to get more involved.

Brnovich is one of 30 state Attorney Generals asking the Federal Communications Commission to remove "roadblocks" that stand in the way of blocking the calls.

The AG says if new rules are adopted "providers would be allowed to block calls coming from invalid numbers, unallocated numbers and numbers whose owners have requested to be blocked."

The FCC has been asking for comment about current laws including how "spoofed" calls are handled.

"Spoofing" allows phone numbers to change and appear to be different numbers on caller ID.

It's a way scammers can trick consumers into thinking it's a local call they need to hear.

Tell the FCC what you think.

Click here for a link to do that.

And as always, I advise letting all calls go to voicemail so you never talk with a scammer.