Phone Companies Might be Required to Block Robocalls Soon
If you have never gotten a robocall before then you need to go buy a lotto ticket. Why do I say this? Because you're luckiest person in the world. I get AT LEAST one robocall a day. However, it's usually several.
Mystateline details -
The National Do Not Call Registry was established in 2013 as a way to reduce unwanted calls from telemarketers. However, according to Consumer Reports, in 2018 a record 48 billion robocalls were placed to U.S. phones, which works out to 1,500 robocalls per second. Lawmakers want the harassment to stop.
A senator has introduced a bill that requires phone companies to provide robocall blocking technology. The bill would create accountability for the companies and also require them to provide the free service. Mystateline adds -
In addition to legislation, officials are calling on the FCC to do more to prevent fake caller ID numbers and better protect unsuspecting consumers from scam artists.
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