Consumer Confidential: More Help Is Needed to Stop Robocalls, Including Ones From eBay and PayPal

If you’re being driven crazy by robocalls, help may be on the way. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has introduced legislation to strengthen the Federal Communication Commission’s ability to crack down on what’s become a high-tech pain in the tuchis. “These calls can be annoying or frustrating to many of us, but they can be much more devastating to those, especially seniors, who fall victim to them,” McCaskill said. Her bill would give...

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Entrepreneur Finds ‘Sizeable Market’ for Custom Phone Numbers in some locales

San Francisco, a city with no shortage of status symbols, has just gained another: the 415 area code. Like New York’s 212 before it, phone companies are mixing a new, dare-we-say ugly area code, 628, in for new numbers. But there’s no need to panic. As with all status symbols in San Francisco and elsewhere, a 415 number can be yours, for a price. Ed Mance operates from the city. He started the company when he was...

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