>> Robo calls, the automated prerecorded messages generated by machines that seem unstoppable and unblockable, but there may be hope. A team comprised of the biggest tech and telecom companies are banding together with the Federal Communications Commission to put an end to robo calls. 30 plus members including AT&T, Google, Apple, Verizon and Comcast are the robocalls strike force.
Reuters' correspondent David Shepardson in DC.>> There's so much anger on all political parties where nobody in the US government's in favor of robocalls, and it does raise a lot of anger in Congress and from consumers and so I think there will be long term a technical solution, but it's a lot more complex than people realize.
I think long term what will have to happen is that the phone number that I call appears to be from will have to be authenticated.>> The strike force had its first meeting Friday.>> And the problem is that that the bad guys are beating the good guys with technology right now.
Voiceover internet protocol calls from scammers in foreign countries rely on networks that aren't ready to deal with it. The ability to spoof a legitimate phone number is the down side to a digital environment. The strike force plans to meet twice weekly, over the next 60 days, to come up with a plan to fight back by October 19th.