Introducing the New Look RoboKiller

May 2, 2022

RoboKiller has a new look but our mission remains the same: To empower everyone to create a world without spam calls. We’ve been hard at work improving the RoboKiller experience and developing a visual identity to match our reason for being. We’re delighted with how it turned out and we hope you like it, too….

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How to Stop Spam Texts From Emails

March 14, 2022

Spam can come from anywhere; every day, digital junk mail floods people’s devices with spam phone calls, texts, and emails. No longer limited to the world of snail mail—the original home of the spam folder—email addresses now roam the airwaves alongside phone numbers, with the ability to make and receive phone calls and texts. The…

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How to Block Group Spam Texts on iPhone & Android

February 28, 2022

Combining the benefits of chat rooms, email threads, and conference calls into one convenient cluster of bubbles, group texts let us keep in touch with any combination of our connections at the same time. They make it easy to converse with people close to our hearts but far from our living rooms, even when time…

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Ranking the Best & Worst States for Robocalls & Spam Texts

February 14, 2022

The phone spam problem took an invasive step forward in 2020, and it took another stride in the same direction in 2021. However, not every state was affected equally. States with larger populations had more spam, as you’d expect, but some of the more sparsely inhabited states still made waves on a per capita scale….

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How to Block Spam Texts To Your Phone

November 24, 2021

Along with death and taxes, spam texts have become an unavoidable part of the human experience. The good news is, there are ways you can shake the spammers and fight the buzzkill by killing that annoying buzz. By recognizing the red flags and downloading a game-changing spam text blocker in RoboKiller, you can preserve your…

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RoboKiller Reports: 2021’s Most Common Call & Text Phone Scams

November 11, 2021

Perennially annoying and financially harmful, phone scams aren’t going away anytime soon. Scammers turn up the dial year after year, continuously finding new ways to call and text their way into your bank account. Yet again, RoboKiller is expecting a significant year-over-year increase in spam calls and texts in 2021. The best way to avoid…

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Americans On Pace to Receive 157 Billion Spam Messages in 2021

October 14, 2021

Americans On Pace to Receive 157 Billion Spam Messages in 2021 Americans are on track to receive 71.5 billion spam calls and 86 billion spam texts in 2021, according to data from RoboKiller’s Mid-Year Phone Scam Report. These figures represent a 30% and 55% annual increase, respectively. Unfortunately, this onslaught of unwanted calls and texts…

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Beware of These Holiday Phone Scams in 2020

December 8, 2020

Beware of These Holiday Phone, SMS, and Email Scams in 2020 ‘Tis the season to be jolly — but not if fraudsters get their way. Bogus gift cards, delivery scams, calls from the “IRS,” and other desperate acts of deception skyrocket during the holiday season, probably because we’re busy and not as aware of scams…

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STIR/SHAKEN 101: The 2020 Guide to the FTC’s New Call Authentication Framework

August 11, 2020

STIR/SHAKEN 101: The 2020 Guide to the FTC’s New Call Authentication Framework STIR/SHAKEN might sound like something from an old James Bond movie (“Shaken, not stirred…”), but it’s one of the most important technological developments in robocall history. In its simplest terms, STIR/SHAKEN is a series of technological protocols that prevent caller ID spoofing —…

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Why is Call Screening the Future of the Phone Call?

May 21, 2020

Phone call screening is the future of the phone call. Artificial intelligence can help you answer your phone calls again.  Your iPhone rings, and you don’t recognize the number. It’s local. Maybe it’s someone from work, or perhaps it’s Mom calling from her friend’s phone. It might be important. Should you pick it up? Let…

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RoboKiller Identifies New Coronavirus Phone Scams

March 23, 2020

RoboKiller Identifies New Coronavirus Phone Scams Scammers Take Advantage of Consumers’ Fears as Coronavirus Pandemic Rises  RoboKiller, the mobile app that eliminates spam calls and texts, announced today it has identified new potentially harmful phone call scams and text message scams related to the Coronavirus pandemic and is advising consumers how they can protect themselves….

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Justice Department’s Robocall Action is Great for Consumers

January 31, 2020

The Justice Department announced a January crackdown on robocalls being facilitated by five US telecommunications companies. This marks a significant shot across the bow for spam callers originating robocalls from overseas and great news for consumers. This is the first enforcement action by the Justice Department ever taken to specifically target robocalls. In light of…

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FedEx Text Message Scam Delivers Concern For Consumers

January 24, 2020

FedEx Text Message Scam: When it absolutely, positively has to be…spam? While SMS spam has been an ongoing nuisance on an individual level for a while now, we had yet to see an organized attack targeting customers on a large scale – until this week. With the advent of the so-called “FedEx text scam,” we…

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Spam Calls Decreased in December 2019, Brace Yourself for January!

January 6, 2020

Spam calls decreased in 2019, reaching American consumers 4.17 billion times, which is actually far less than the 5.18 billion unwanted calls mark we saw in November. However, while the spam call decrease in December 2019 is a huge drop from the record 5.6 billion robocalls we saw in October, the reality is that the…

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Pallone-Thune TRACED Act Signed into Law

December 31, 2019

President Trump has now signed the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, a law that combats the 62 billion annoying and sometimes dangerous robocalls and spam calls that were made to Americans in 2019. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act pushes carriers to implement STIR/SHAKEN anti-spoofing technologies and gives law enforcement more tools to combat unwanted calls. As a consumer,…

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Pallone-Thune TRACED Act Offers Some Hope for Spam Call Relief

December 23, 2019

The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act is new legislation that takes aim at the relentless barrage of spam calls invading American homes every day. It seeks to put the onus on service providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN and call authentication technologies and to block unwanted calls while enhancing the power of the FCC and law enforcement agencies in…

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Debunking STIR/SHAKEN Call Authentication Myths

December 23, 2019

STIR/SHAKEN is call authentication framework designed to combat malicious call spoofing and to restore trust in Caller ID, but its actual impact on Americans now facing a robocall epidemic that eclipsed 62 billion calls in 2019 will be limited. A flurry of legislative and regulatory efforts, including the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, puts heavy emphasis on…

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Pallone, Menendez Provide Update on Anti-Robocalls Legislation

December 16, 2019

December 13, 2019 Pallone-Thune TRACED Act Passed House Last Week   South Amboy, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) provided an update on legislation to stop bad robocalls after the House acted last week by a vote of 417-3. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act was announced as part of…

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The One Ring Phone Scam

Beware of the “One Ring” Robocall Phone Scam [Updated for 2020]

June 3, 2019

Beware of the “One Ring” Robocall Scam Americans receive far too many robocalls. Last month? It was 5.3 billion. And trust us, the problem is growing. While these scam calls have varying intentions (none of them great), many of them seek to acquire personal information. They can do this by impersonating the IRS and threatening…

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Answer Bot of the Week: Vocal Training Exercise!

March 15, 2019

Robocall revenge not only waste’s a spammers time, but it can be funny as hell! 😂 This week’s Answer Bot features our Vocal Training Exercise Bot, trying yet AGAIN, to get onto America’s Got Talent. Let’s see of he has what it takes! Get your Answer Bot recording featured here by tapping Share on RoboRadio…

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Answer Bot of the Week: Delivery Room Blow-Up!

March 12, 2019

Nothing is funnier than a telemarketer who KNOWS we’ve made a fool out of them 😂 This week’s Answer Bot features a telemarketer who goes from sweet to ferocious after getting thrown in the middle of a baby’s delivery! Get your Answer Bot recording featured here by tapping Share on RoboRadio on a recent 🚫…

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Answer Bot of the Week: Morgan Freeman Impersonator!

March 1, 2019

  Getting robocall revenge with one of our Answer Bots saves YOUR time and gives those spammers what they deserve! It can be just as funny too 😂 This week’s Answer Bot features a very confused telemarketer speaking with one of the greatest voices of our generation, A.K.A Morgan Freeman 😉 Enjoy! Get your Answer…

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9 Indispensable iPhone VPN Apps to Fortify Your Data in 2019

December 21, 2018

Public Wi-Fi is a Personal Data Menace. iPhone VPN Apps Keep the Digital Spies Restrained Free Wi-Fi is a staple of good coffee shops today. A growing number of restaurants and stores also offer free Wi-Fi as a convenience for their customers as they shop or dine. And what’s not to like? You can check…

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The Top 10 VPN Apps for Android to Protect Your Personal Data

December 13, 2018

Want digital privacy? VPN apps for Android do just that. Why should everyone with an Android phone download and use a VPN app? For one reason, data and privacy breaches are becoming more common by the day. And it’s not only big companies that are being targeted. You are too. Unsecured and weak wi-fi networks are…

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Fed up with robocalls? You’re going to hate what comes next: Deepfakes

November 16, 2018

Robocalls are already unbearable. Deepfakes will make them undetectable. What information can you trust these days? “Alternative facts” blur reality. Social media bots spread misinformation. And you can’t even believe your own Caller ID anymore. What comes next, though, may eclipse these problems. They’re called deepfakes; audio and video generated by computers that are so…

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Do harassing telemarketing calls make you angry enough to sue?

Can I sue a telemarketer? Read this before you file a robocall lawsuit

October 18, 2018

How can I put telemarketers in their place? If you’re asking yourself this question right now, chances are you’re waaaay past “robocalls are really annoying.” We get that. Robocalls and telemarketing calls reached an unbearable level a long time ago. In September 2018 alone, Americans received 5.26 billion of these automated calls. That’s roughly 20…

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Midterm Elections 2018: The Age of the Political Mass-Text is Here

October 5, 2018

Political text messages are the newest (and most annoying) way campaigns are reaching voters 2018 midterm elections are in full swing, but there’s one stat you won’t find on Fox News or CNN… Candidates and their supporters are sending political text messages in droves. Maybe you’ve already gotten on of them. My first political text….

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5 New Phone Scams Spreading Across the U.S. in 2018

August 31, 2018

Phone scams are on the rise. Anyone who has picked up their phone lately knows there are more spam calls than ever before. Right now, phone scammers are making thousands of calls, luring unsuspecting victims into handing over their valuable info. With nearly 95% of the U.S. owning a cell phone, phone scammers treat Americans…

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Veterans Charity Phone Scams: Taking Advantage of Your Generosity

July 26, 2018

Has a veteran charity scam called you? Typically, any phone scam that tries to steal money from innocent people is terrible. But the rash of scams posing as charities for veterans is especially detestable. These scams prey on people’s generosity by tricking them into thinking their money, cars, boats, and other donations will go toward…

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Rep. Frank Pallone Jr’s Anti-Robocall Legislation Event to be Held at RoboKiller’s Headquarters

June 19, 2018

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr’s Anti-Robocall Legislation Event to be Held at RoboKiller’s Robocall Revenge Headquarters. SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. — Continuing his fight against the scourge of robocalls, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. D-NJ, will hold an Anti-Robocall Legislation press event at the headquarters of RoboKiller, the award-winning app that gets even with robocalls by answering the…

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U.S. House Representative Wants Revenge on Robocallers

May 4, 2018

“I am going to be in the ‘get-even mode’ here real soon with these spammers.” That “get-even” desire is one many of the 292 million U.S. cell phone owners share, including Congressional Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR). Last week, our Chief Product Officer, Ethan Garr, testified as a witness during the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s…

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