October 24, 2023 — Testimony

Margot Saunders, senior attorney for the National Consumer Law Center testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband.

The current regulatory structure allows criminals access to Americans’ wallets: billions of dollars are stolen every year through scams executed over this nation’s telephone lines. At the same time, the combination of the scam calls along with the onslaught of unwanted—and mostly illegal—telemarketing calls and texts damages our trust in our phones and makes it more difficult for important messages from health care providers and other legitimate callers to get through.