Congress and the FCC are looking to tackle Robo-Callers

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WASHINGTON – (4/12/19) Robo-Callers have found their way around Do-Not-Call lists and blocking apps, but companies who use phone calls for legitimate business, such as sales pitches and debt collections, are saying current and proposed laws to stop that could prevent them from doing their jobs.

The Traced Act would give the FCC more time to charge and prosecute violators of these laws.

Their fines could be upwards of $10 thousand dollars per call.

It would also force telephone companies to do more to stop Robo-Callers by putting in technology that identifies and blocks spam callers.

However, lawmakers are worried that phone and internet service providers may decide to raise prices to pay for the added technology used to block these calls.

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