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Help to Stop Robocalls

How many of us no longer answer our cell phone?  With all the caller ID spoofing/disguising nowadays, most people I know don’t answer, opting instead for the caller to leave a voice message.  This ensures they want to talk to the caller, and then they call back.  The caller may do the same.  I’m no different.  Until someone is added into my address book, they don’t exist.  Wasted time returning calls and listening to voice messages abounds.

Wouldn’t you like to see things turn around – and help make our cell phones useful for calls again?

The House just passed a near-unanimous bipartisan vote on the strongest anti-robocall legislation in decades.  Everyone is sick of robocalls it seems.  The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act now heads to the Senate, where similar but less comprehensive legislation was passed.  But robocallers are hard at work lobbying Senators to scrap parts of the House legislation and significantly weaken its consumer protections.  The consumer bar needs you to weigh in and insist the Senate keep key parts of the House rule intact to effectively stop unwanted robocalls.

Direct email and phone numbers are an easy one click away:

Email or call your Senators right now and tell them to:

·        Close all loopholes to stop unwanted robocalls,

·        Require enhanced caller authentication to stop ID spoofing, and

·        Require robocallers to have your consent before calling or texting and to stop when you say “stop.”

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