Apple, Google, Microsoft, Verizon join to fight robocalls

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(KRON) — Robocallers beware!

The biggest tech, cable, and telecom companies said they are coming together to stop robocalls.

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Comcast, and Verizon are among dozens of companies participating in a “Robocall Strike Force” meeting in Washington, D.C.

The group and the head of the Federal Communications Commission are working to provide customers more control over incoming calls.

Some robocalls break the law by ignoring the “Do Not Call” registry or engaging in identity theft attempts.

Others, like calls from telemarketers, “are perfectly legal, but unwanted.”

Robocalls are currently the number one complaint the FCC receives from consumers.

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