Who hasn't had this happen to them?
Jerry: This isn’t a good time.
Telemarketer: When would be a good time to call back, sir?
Jerry: I have an idea, why don’t you give me your home number and I’ll call you back later?
Telemarketer: Umm, we’re not allowed to do that.
Jerry: Oh, I guess because you don’t want strangers calling you at home.
Telemarketer: Umm, no.
Jerry: Well, now you know how I feel.
According to the FCC there were over 215,000 complaints for unwanted calls and texts lodged in 2014. It is “by far the largest complaint category to the agency.”
In an effort to combat this problem, the FCC is releasing consumer complaint data on a weekly basis and we will in turn use it to block these calls from FireRTC users.
Even when combining this data with FireRTC's enhanced Caller ID, we still won't be able to catch all phone spammers, but our data suggests that we will help to block the worst offenders.