While the problem of robocalls is well known, so far there’s no solid legislation to end it.
Senator Chuck Schumer says since January 1st, New York City and Long Island have been hit with over 720 million robocalls, including scammers from overseas who call overnight. That’s why he’s introducing bi-partisan legislation known as the TRACED Act, that gives federal agencies the tools and authority to trace, prosecute and enforce fines against robocall scammers.
The senator says the legislation is needed because the federal "Do Not Call" rules are ineffective. Americans received 47-point-7 billion robocalls in 2018, a 57 percent increase over the number of calls the year before. The bill calls for 10-thousand dollar fines per call.
Source: New York Post
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