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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PayPal Policy Opts You In for Robocalls

By Brian Fung The Washington Post PayPal is rolling out an update to its user agreement that threatens to bombard you with “autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages” — and by agreeing to the updated terms, you’re immediately opted in. PayPal can even reach you at phone numbers that you didn’t provide. Through undisclosed means, PayPal says it has the right to contact you on numbers “we have otherwise obtained.” The update...

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