FCC Chairman Wants Phone Companies To Block Robocalls | NBC Nightly News

COMBAT THE ROBOCALLS FLOODING YOUR PHONE. IT PUTTING PRESSURE ON FLOODING YOUR PHONE. IT PUTTING PRESSURE ON PHONE COMPANIES TO DO IT PUTTING PRESSURE ON PHONE COMPANIES TO DO MORE. PHONE COMPANIES TO DO MORE. >> Reporter: AT WORK, MORE. >> Reporter: AT WORK, AT HOME AND EVEN WHILE >> Reporter: AT WORK, AT HOME AND EVEN WHILE YOU SLEEP. AT HOME AND EVEN WHILE YOU SLEEP. AMERICANS ARE YOU SLEEP. AMERICANS ARE BOMBARDED BY AN AMERICANS ARE BOMBARDED BY AN ESTIMATED 163 MILLION BOMBARDED BY AN ESTIMATED 163 MILLION ROBOCALLS EVERY DAY ESTIMATED 163 MILLION ROBOCALLS EVERY DAY FROM OVERSEAS. ROBOCALLS EVERY DAY FROM OVERSEAS. >> SIERRA LEONE, FROM OVERSEAS. >> SIERRA LEONE, FRANCE. >> SIERRA LEONE, FRANCE. >> Reporter: TO YOUR FRANCE. >> Reporter: TO YOUR OWN AREA CODE. >> Reporter: TO YOUR OWN AREA CODE. >> I’VE BEEN GETTING OWN AREA CODE. >> I’VE BEEN GETTING TONS RECENTLY. >> I’VE BEEN GETTING TONS RECENTLY. >> Reporter: BUT NOW TONS RECENTLY. >> Reporter: BUT NOW THE FCC’S CHAIRMAN >> Reporter: BUT NOW THE FCC’S CHAIRMAN WANTS PHONE COMPANIES THE FCC’S CHAIRMAN WANTS PHONE COMPANIES TO PULL THE PLUG ON WANTS PHONE COMPANIES TO PULL THE PLUG ON UNWANTED ROBOCALLS, TO PULL THE PLUG ON UNWANTED ROBOCALLS, MANY OF WHICH ARE UNWANTED ROBOCALLS, MANY OF WHICH ARE SCRAMS MANY OF WHICH ARE SCRAMS SCAMS. SCRAMS SCAMS. >> WE WANT TO MAKE SCAMS. >> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE CONSUMERS CAN SIT >> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE CONSUMERS CAN SIT DOWN AT THE DINNER SURE CONSUMERS CAN SIT DOWN AT THE DINNER TABLE WITH PEACE OF DOWN AT THE DINNER TABLE WITH PEACE OF MIND, IF THE PHONE TABLE WITH PEACE OF MIND, IF THE PHONE RINGS, IT’S A MIND, IF THE PHONE RINGS, IT’S A LEGITIMATE CALL. RINGS, IT’S A LEGITIMATE CALL. >> Reporter: HOPING TO LEGITIMATE CALL. >> Reporter: HOPING TO DIAL UP HISTORIC >> Reporter: HOPING TO DIAL UP HISTORIC CHANGE, THE FCC WANTS DIAL UP HISTORIC CHANGE, THE FCC WANTS SERVICE PROVIDERS TO CHANGE, THE FCC WANTS SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DETECT AND ANALYZE IF SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DETECT AND ANALYZE IF THE CALL YOU’RE ABOUT DETECT AND ANALYZE IF THE CALL YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET IS LEGITIMATE THE CALL YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET IS LEGITIMATE BEFORE PATCHING IT TO GET IS LEGITIMATE BEFORE PATCHING IT THROUGH. BEFORE PATCHING IT THROUGH. THE CHANGE WHICH COULD THROUGH. THE CHANGE WHICH COULD GO INTO EFFECT THIS THE CHANGE WHICH COULD GO INTO EFFECT THIS SUMMER COMES AFTER A GO INTO EFFECT THIS SUMMER COMES AFTER A RECORD NUMBER OF SUMMER COMES AFTER A RECORD NUMBER OF FRUSTRATED AMERICANS RECORD NUMBER OF FRUSTRATED AMERICANS SIGNED UP FOR THE DO FRUSTRATED AMERICANS SIGNED UP FOR THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY AND SIGNED UP FOR THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY AND DOWNLOADED APPS TO NOT CALL REGISTRY AND DOWNLOADED APPS TO PREVENT ROBOCALLS. DOWNLOADED APPS TO PREVENT ROBOCALLS. DO YOU THINK THEY PREVENT ROBOCALLS. DO YOU THINK THEY WORK? DO YOU THINK THEY WORK? >> I TRIED AND I’VE WORK? >> I TRIED AND I’VE TRIED TO BLOCK CALLS >> I TRIED AND I’VE TRIED TO BLOCK CALLS AND THEY STILL COME TRIED TO BLOCK CALLS AND THEY STILL COME THROUGH. AND THEY STILL COME THROUGH. >> Reporter: WITH THE THROUGH. >> Reporter: WITH THE NUMBER OF ROBOCALLS >> Reporter: WITH THE NUMBER OF ROBOCALLS TRIPLING IN RECENT NUMBER OF ROBOCALLS TRIPLING IN RECENT YEARS, THERE COULD BE TRIPLING IN RECENT YEARS, THERE COULD BE AN ANSWER TO STOPPING YEARS, THERE COULD BE AN ANSWER TO STOPPING THE CALL YOU NEVER .

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