Thursday, May 04, 2017
If there is one failure that annoys citizens no end it is the spam robocall. They come at all hours of the day and their pre-recorded messages are maddening. The Federal Communications Commission has admitted defeat in stopping them, so it is writing new rules and procedures to slow if not stop them. Will they work? It is much too early to know, but its appeal for help from the private sector indicates that the government body is none too confident it has the answer. Robocalls are not just poor PR. They are anti-PR. Senders have no interest in relating to the public. They just want its money and they are willing to do just about anything to get it. It is telephonic theft.