Doing your part to help stop robocallers
Published 9:39 am Saturday, March 23, 2019
How many of you are getting tired of those unwanted phone calls? You think someone is calling to catch up with you and it’s just another solicitor. They are now using local number to disguises the calls to look like a local call. I’m sure you are just as frustrated about this as I am.
Unwanted calls including illegal and spoofed robocalls are the FCC’s top consumer complaint. In addition, complaints are on the rise from consumers whose numbers are being spoofed or whose calls are being mistakenly blocked or labeled as a possible scam call by a robocall blocking app or service. The FCC is committed to doing what they can to protect you from these unwelcome situations and is cracking down on illegal calls in a variety of ways:
•Issuing hundreds of millions of dollars in enforcement actions against illegal robocallers.
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•Allowing phone companies to block certain types of calls that are likely to be unlawful before they even reach consumers.
•Empowering consumers to use call blocking or labeling services for calls to their telephone number.
•Working to develop ways that phone companies can authenticate caller ID to reduce illegal spoofing.
•Making our complaint data available to enable better call blocking and labeling solutions.
You can file a complaint with the FCC if you believe you have received an illegal call or text by going to https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=39744. If you don’t have a computer and can’t file on line you can call 888-225-5322 and select option 4. You can also register your numbers on the national Do Not Call list at no cost by calling 1-888-382-1222 (voice) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY). You must call from the phone number you wish to register. You can also register and add your personal wireless phone number to the national Do-Not-Call list at donotcall.gov
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Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Hamburger stroganoff, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Woodcarvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Potato Bar, 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.
Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m., Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.
Friday: SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Cards (Bridge Tournament, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong 3 p.m.; KC Bingo, 5:30 p.m.
Weekly Card Results
March 11, one table
1st Millie Seiver, 2nd Anne Dvorak, 3rd Carolyne Higgins, 4th Mary Johnsen
Tuesday Duplicate Bridge
March 12, 3.5 tables
1st Larry Crowe, 1st Bill Momsen, 1st Gail Schmidt, 1st Ray Schmidt; 3rd Edna Knobe, 3rd Rick Stroup; 4th Joyce Crowe, 4th Millie Seiver
March 12, three tables
1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Roman Kikuts, 3rd Sally Michels, 4th Jean Tauchnitz
March 15, three tables
1st Barb Dickman, 2nd Vernon Ginder, 3rd Deanna Ashley, 4th Bernice Scholer
Wednesday Duplicate Bridge
March 13, four tables
1st Gail Schmidt, 1st Ray Schmidt, 2nd Vandy Newman, 2nd Ron Peters; 3rd Larry Crowe, 3rd Rick Stroup; 4th Joyce Crowe, 4th Millie Seiver
March 15, one table
1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Millie Seiver,4th John Karnes