AT&T will soon automatically block annoying robocalls

AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The FCC mandated in February that U.S. carriers need to help stop spam calls. T-Mobile already offers customers two free tools, Scam Block and Scam ID, but Scam Block needs to be turned on first. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a can automatically screen calls for you, while iOS 13, which will roll out this fall, uses Siri to automatically silence calls from unknown numbers. Correction: A previous vers


AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The FCC mandated in February that U.S. carriers need to help stop spam calls. T-Mobile already offers customers two free tools, Scam Block and Scam ID, but Scam Block needs to be turned on first. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a can automatically screen calls for you, while iOS 13, which will roll out this fall, uses Siri to automatically silence calls from unknown numbers. Correction: A previous vers
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AT&T will soon automatically block annoying robocalls

AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The blocking will first activate for new lines and will then be applied to all existing accounts, the carrier said on Tuesday.

The feature will be on by default but can be turned off by users who don’t want it, per rules set by the Federal Communications Commission that require carriers to let customers opt out.

The FCC mandated in February that U.S. carriers need to help stop spam calls. Hiya, a spam-blocking app, estimates that 25.3 billion unwanted robocalls were received by U.S. wireless customers in the first half of this year alone, even to people who are registered on the Do Not Call list.

AT&T’s service is the first that will be on by default, instead of requiring users to opt in or download a separate app.

T-Mobile already offers customers two free tools, Scam Block and Scam ID, but Scam Block needs to be turned on first. Sprint charges a $2.99 fee for Premium Caller ID, and Verizon alerts customers if a call is from a suspected spammer. Google and Apple have worked to add spam blocking into Android and iOS too.

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a can automatically screen calls for you, while iOS 13, which will roll out this fall, uses Siri to automatically silence calls from unknown numbers.

Correction: A previous version of this story included an incorrect number of unwanted robocalls.


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Robocalls are not only annoying — there’s an entire dirty industry behind them, FTC reveals

The actions are important because they draw the connection between robocalls, which may seem like mere annoyances, to the fraudulent organizations or illegal mass-calling schemes behind them. A ‘franchise-like’ opportunityIn some cases, robocalls proliferate through programs that resemble multilevel marketing schemes, where business founders push robocall packages on “members” to spur quick growth. This organization originated tens of millions of calls claiming they were from a generic departmen


The actions are important because they draw the connection between robocalls, which may seem like mere annoyances, to the fraudulent organizations or illegal mass-calling schemes behind them. A ‘franchise-like’ opportunityIn some cases, robocalls proliferate through programs that resemble multilevel marketing schemes, where business founders push robocall packages on “members” to spur quick growth. This organization originated tens of millions of calls claiming they were from a generic departmen
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Robocalls are not only annoying — there's an entire dirty industry behind them, FTC reveals

Joseph Simons, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images

The Federal Trade Commission announced last week a crackdown on robocallers, giving one of the clearest pictures yet of the people and organizations behind the avalanche of nuisance phone calls to consumers. The actions are important because they draw the connection between robocalls, which may seem like mere annoyances, to the fraudulent organizations or illegal mass-calling schemes behind them. “We have a strong robocalling enforcement program, which is meant to protect wider consumers from abuse and abusive calls,” said Ian Barlow, program coordinator for the FTC’s Do Not Call program. The most recent FTC action drilled down into organizations that tried to push fake products or multilevel marketing schemes, and those that sold real products but marketed them in illegal ways. Here’s what they found out.

A ‘franchise-like’ opportunity

In some cases, robocalls proliferate through programs that resemble multilevel marketing schemes, where business founders push robocall packages on “members” to spur quick growth. In one case, an organization known alternately as “8 Figure Dream Lifestyle, ” “Millionaire Mind” and “Online Entrepreneur Academy” enticed consumers to buy memberships to gain access to a “franchise-like opportunity” to sell the organization’s “proven business model” or “blueprint for success” downstream. Members paid between $2,395 and $22,495 to join, and the business claimed they could earn $5,000 to $10,000 in the first two weeks, followed by similarly large sums. In one case, a founder of the organization bragged of making $6.5 million off the “blueprint,” though it’s unclear how much founders were able to profit. Attorneys for the defendants declined to comment. In addition to the robocall training and operational help the companies allegedly provided members, they also provided the email, texting and social media marketing packages. In another robocalling case, a company called Redwood Scientific sold dissolving oral film strips that were billed to treat everything from smoking to obesity to sexual performance. The calls attempted to auto-enroll victims into subscription plans for the strips. That case was settled, with one defendant agreeing to no longer make deceptive health claims, among other provisions. The defendants neither admitted nor denied the allegations in the complaint as part of the agreement. The FTC also looked at an organization called Life Management Services, which allegedly netted $15.6 million from consumers who thought they were reorganizing their credit card debt through an interest rate reduction service. This organization originated tens of millions of calls claiming they were from a generic department like “bank card services” or a “credit assistance program.” In others, the group said they represented a “licensed enrollment center” for companies such as Visa or Mastercard. Consumers who stayed on the line were told they needed to make up-front payments of between $500 and $5,000 to pay off credit card bills, or even larger sums to enroll in a debt relief program. “In reality, the defendants sometimes made a rudimentary attempt to contact the consumer’s credit card company, but consumers report that defendants were almost never able to obtain the promised rates or savings,” the FTC said. The defendants could not be reached for comment. In 2018, the FTC and the State of Florida won a summary judgment in the case ordering the group’s leader to pay $23 million. Another complaint, against a corporation called First Choice Horizon, outlines how the robocaller “under the guise of confirming consumers’ identities” for an offer of “bogus credit card interest rate reduction services,” further “tricked them into providing their personal financial information, including their social security and credit card numbers,” according to the FTC. The defendants’ attorneys did not return calls requesting comment.

Thousands of calls to a single number


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How to avoid 3 common but annoying airline fees

Between charging you to check your bags, select a seat or surf the web, there are few aspects of air travel that don’t come with extra fees. In order to get the best deal on your flight, you need to include any potential fees you’ll pay to truly compare prices between carriers. Baggage feesU.S. airlines brought in almost $5 billion in baggage fees alone last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Seat selection feesAs more airlines adopt an a la carte pricing model, seats are


Between charging you to check your bags, select a seat or surf the web, there are few aspects of air travel that don’t come with extra fees. In order to get the best deal on your flight, you need to include any potential fees you’ll pay to truly compare prices between carriers. Baggage feesU.S. airlines brought in almost $5 billion in baggage fees alone last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Seat selection feesAs more airlines adopt an a la carte pricing model, seats are
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How to avoid 3 common but annoying airline fees

Between charging you to check your bags, select a seat or surf the web, there are few aspects of air travel that don’t come with extra fees. And it can be hard to keep up with individual carriers and their ever-changing rules. In order to get the best deal on your flight, you need to include any potential fees you’ll pay to truly compare prices between carriers. What might look like a low-cost ticket can end up being pricey if you’re dinged with extra charges on every step of your trip. Luckily, there are some simple ways to keep your ticket price low, according to Consumer Reports.

Baggage fees

U.S. airlines brought in almost $5 billion in baggage fees alone last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’s up from $4.5 billion in 2017 and $1.1 billion a decade ago. The fees can run from around $30 to over $100, unless you’re flying Southwest, which gives travelers two free checked bags per flight. Otherwise, packing light or using a travel rewards credit card, as highlighted here, are your best options to check a bag for free.

Seat selection fees

As more airlines adopt an a la carte pricing model, seats are the next frontier in fees. Major U.S. airlines including American, Delta and United all charge customers to pick their seat assignments ahead of the flight, with prices ranging from $9 to over $100 in some cases — potentially more than a checked bag fee. Travel analyst Henry Harteveldt, co-founder of Atmosphere Research Group, told CNBC Make It that seat selection fees generate more than half a billion dollars a year for large airlines.

Though “preferred” seating can be confusing, you never have to pay extra for a seat assignment if you don’t want to. One key thing to remember: A preferred seat in economy is different than upgrading to a premium economy seat. With the former, you’re usually just paying to pick a standard economy seat to ensure you have a seat assignment before you arrive at the airport, whereas the latter will typically come with more leg room, free drinks and other perks. You might select a preferred seat it you think paying for a seat by a window or being closer to the front of the plane is worth the added expense, for example, or you want to avoid the dreaded middle seat at all costs.

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4 signs you’re the annoying person in the office (and what to do about it)

Are you the co-worker that drives everyone else crazy? It’s possible. A recent study, conducted by Olivet Nazarene University, asked 2,000 American workers if they’ve ever found themselves annoyed by another co-worker, and (yep, you guessed right) 100 percent of respondents said yes. What’s even more shocking is that 73 percent said they’ve been confronted by another co-worker about their own annoying behaviors. If you identify with any of the most annoying co-worker habits below, you might just


Are you the co-worker that drives everyone else crazy? It’s possible. A recent study, conducted by Olivet Nazarene University, asked 2,000 American workers if they’ve ever found themselves annoyed by another co-worker, and (yep, you guessed right) 100 percent of respondents said yes. What’s even more shocking is that 73 percent said they’ve been confronted by another co-worker about their own annoying behaviors. If you identify with any of the most annoying co-worker habits below, you might just
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4 signs you're the annoying person in the office (and what to do about it)

Are you the co-worker that drives everyone else crazy?

It’s possible. A recent study, conducted by Olivet Nazarene University, asked 2,000 American workers if they’ve ever found themselves annoyed by another co-worker, and (yep, you guessed right) 100 percent of respondents said yes.

What’s even more shocking is that 73 percent said they’ve been confronted by another co-worker about their own annoying behaviors. If you identify with any of the most annoying co-worker habits below, you might just be that one unbearable person in your office.


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Are you the co-worker that drives everyone else crazy? It’s possible. A recent study, conducted by Olivet Nazarene University, asked 2,000 American workers if they’ve ever found themselves annoyed by another co-worker, and (yep, you guessed right) 100 percent of respondents said yes. What’s even more shocking is that 73 percent said they’ve been confronted by another co-worker about their own annoying behaviors. If you identify with any of the most annoying co-worker habits below, you might just
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4 signs you're the annoying person in the office (and what to do about it)

Are you the co-worker that drives everyone else crazy?

It’s possible. A recent study, conducted by Olivet Nazarene University, asked 2,000 American workers if they’ve ever found themselves annoyed by another co-worker, and (yep, you guessed right) 100 percent of respondents said yes.

What’s even more shocking is that 73 percent said they’ve been confronted by another co-worker about their own annoying behaviors. If you identify with any of the most annoying co-worker habits below, you might just be that one unbearable person in your office.


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Brexit is ‘annoying’ the private sector, says Larry Fink

Brexit is ‘annoying’ the private sector, says Larry Fink6 Hours AgoLarry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, says private sector organizations have to be on alert because of the “irresponsibility” of the U.K. in coming to a resolution on Brexit.


Brexit is ‘annoying’ the private sector, says Larry Fink6 Hours AgoLarry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, says private sector organizations have to be on alert because of the “irresponsibility” of the U.K. in coming to a resolution on Brexit.
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Brexit is 'annoying' the private sector, says Larry Fink

Brexit is ‘annoying’ the private sector, says Larry Fink

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Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, says private sector organizations have to be on alert because of the “irresponsibility” of the U.K. in coming to a resolution on Brexit.


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How to answer the 7 most annoying job interview questions (and spot 2 that are illegal to ask)

You can never be too prepared for a job interview. Doing the all the right things before the big day can still leave room for surprises, especially if your interviewers have a few tricky questions up their sleeves. While some hiring managers prefer to call them “advanced” interview questions, job candidates view them as “annoying” or “frustrating,” often because they are poorly worded, have no right or wrong answer or just seem irrelevant. Whatever the reason, chances are that you’ll get caught


You can never be too prepared for a job interview. Doing the all the right things before the big day can still leave room for surprises, especially if your interviewers have a few tricky questions up their sleeves. While some hiring managers prefer to call them “advanced” interview questions, job candidates view them as “annoying” or “frustrating,” often because they are poorly worded, have no right or wrong answer or just seem irrelevant. Whatever the reason, chances are that you’ll get caught
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How to answer the 7 most annoying job interview questions (and spot 2 that are illegal to ask)

You can never be too prepared for a job interview. Doing the all the right things before the big day can still leave room for surprises, especially if your interviewers have a few tricky questions up their sleeves.

While some hiring managers prefer to call them “advanced” interview questions, job candidates view them as “annoying” or “frustrating,” often because they are poorly worded, have no right or wrong answer or just seem irrelevant. Whatever the reason, chances are that you’ll get caught in one.

Here are seven examples of the most annoying — and commonly asked — interview questions, along with tips on how to answer them with ease and intelligence.


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The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti drives beautifully, but some people are concerned about the quality

I don’t normally write about reliability in this section of my reviews, but I have some quality concerns. First, the infotainment system is annoying to use since it relies on a knob instead of a touchscreen. Motor Trend’s test car shut down at a stoplight and refused to restart or shift into drive, requiring a tow. Road & Track couldn’t get one to complete a full lap of a racetrack without it breaking in some way, despite multiple attempts. Alfa Romeo says it has taken note of all issues and wor


I don’t normally write about reliability in this section of my reviews, but I have some quality concerns. First, the infotainment system is annoying to use since it relies on a knob instead of a touchscreen. Motor Trend’s test car shut down at a stoplight and refused to restart or shift into drive, requiring a tow. Road & Track couldn’t get one to complete a full lap of a racetrack without it breaking in some way, despite multiple attempts. Alfa Romeo says it has taken note of all issues and wor
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The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti drives beautifully, but some people are concerned about the quality

I don’t normally write about reliability in this section of my reviews, but I have some quality concerns. First, the infotainment system is annoying to use since it relies on a knob instead of a touchscreen. Also, the interior materials aren’t as nice as what you get in a Volvo or Mercedes.

I tested two models (including a more expensive $80,000 version that I’m reviewing separately). Both had a bit of a hard time recognizing lock and trunk open commands from the keyfob, which was annoying but far from a major issue.

Giulias tested by other outlets have experienced a lot of issues, however. Motor Trend’s test car shut down at a stoplight and refused to restart or shift into drive, requiring a tow. Road & Track couldn’t get one to complete a full lap of a racetrack without it breaking in some way, despite multiple attempts.

Jalopnik’s car threw a throttle fault code and refused to accelerate on the highway. Car and Driver’s long term tester has spent one full month in the shop in only five months of testing, requiring a new fuel pump and differential.

Given that manufacturers have direct control over their press fleets and these cars are meticulously maintained, it is extremely rare for a press vehicle to have a mechanical breakdown. To see multiple Giulias do it was concerning. Alfa Romeo says it has taken note of all issues and worked to rectify any quality problems.


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‘We must move now into doing mode’: Germany’s political mess is annoying business leaders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s position is looking weaker-than-ever and German business leaders are worried about it. Leading a fractious coalition government since voters delivered a hung parliament during Germany’s last election in October 2017, Merkel’s long-term leadership of Germany – one that has previously earned her the nickname of “Mutti,” or “Mummy,” – has looked increasingly shaky over the past year. After months of inconclusive talks to form a coalition government, the Social Demo


German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s position is looking weaker-than-ever and German business leaders are worried about it. Leading a fractious coalition government since voters delivered a hung parliament during Germany’s last election in October 2017, Merkel’s long-term leadership of Germany – one that has previously earned her the nickname of “Mutti,” or “Mummy,” – has looked increasingly shaky over the past year. After months of inconclusive talks to form a coalition government, the Social Demo
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'We must move now into doing mode': Germany's political mess is annoying business leaders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s position is looking weaker-than-ever and German business leaders are worried about it.

Leading a fractious coalition government since voters delivered a hung parliament during Germany’s last election in October 2017, Merkel’s long-term leadership of Germany – one that has previously earned her the nickname of “Mutti,” or “Mummy,” – has looked increasingly shaky over the past year.

After months of inconclusive talks to form a coalition government, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) agreed somewhat reluctantly in March to forming another coalition with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU).

The six-month old coalition is not a happy one, with infighting over immigration policy and, most recently, a very public dispute over a spy chief accused of harboring far-right views.


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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Find hires who are ‘a little bit annoying’

Bezos on hiring mavericks starts at 5:00″Maybe they’re also a little bit annoying because they might be … a little bit radical or a bit of a rebel,” he continues. These “mavericks” are not always “the easiest people to get along with,” says Bezos, “but you want them at your organization.” “As humans, we often focus on just one perspective, and generally it’s our own,” Gino says. “Whether it’s in conversations or in meetings, we often seek out the opinions of people who have something similar to


Bezos on hiring mavericks starts at 5:00″Maybe they’re also a little bit annoying because they might be … a little bit radical or a bit of a rebel,” he continues. These “mavericks” are not always “the easiest people to get along with,” says Bezos, “but you want them at your organization.” “As humans, we often focus on just one perspective, and generally it’s our own,” Gino says. “Whether it’s in conversations or in meetings, we often seek out the opinions of people who have something similar to
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Find hires who are 'a little bit annoying'

Bezos on hiring mavericks starts at 5:00

“Maybe they’re also a little bit annoying because they might be … a little bit radical or a bit of a rebel,” he continues. These “mavericks” are not always “the easiest people to get along with,” says Bezos, “but you want them at your organization.”

Encouraging new ideas, and even dissent, is important to running an innovative workplace, according to researchers, including Francesca Gino, author of “Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life.”

“As humans, we often focus on just one perspective, and generally it’s our own,” Gino says. “Whether it’s in conversations or in meetings, we often seek out the opinions of people who have something similar to offer. What rebels do is fight that instinct. They find ways to steer some conflict or encourage disagreement.”

Of course, hiring non-conformists comes with some caveats, even for Bezos. This type of employee should be a “spice” within the organization, he explains. “I wouldn’t recommend having 90 percent mavericks,” he says.

Additionally, this person must offer traits that still help the team, he says. “You also have to be organized,” Bezos warns. “You can’t just be a crazy person.”

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