IamA guy that fights phone scammers, telemarketers, robocallers and annoying politicians. AMA!
Hey reddit, Aaron Foss here! I created Nomorobo, a service for consumers that automatically blocks illegal robocalls. It's free - I'm not trying to sell anything.
Basically, Nomorobo is like a spam-blocking service for your VoIP phones.
The service was developed for (and won!) the FTC Robocall Challenge aimed at developing tech solutions to phone spam. In 2014 alone, Nomorobo has stopped over 13 million robocalls. This year Nomorobo expanded to stop political robocalls, which are annoying but technically legal.
So why am I here?
Back in September, the National Associations of Attorneys General requested that the FCC stop playing ball with the big telecom companies. The goal is to make it easier for carriers to include spam-blocking technologies into their services. That should GREATLY reduce the amount of telemarketer spam that we receive.
Next Tuesday, I’m sitting down with the FCC and letting them know that US citizens want them to stop supporting shady telemarketers.
AMA! I'm an open book!
Update at 4:45pm: I'm outta here. Thanks everyone! I'll let you know how it goes on Tuesday.