April 30, 2019 — Testimony

Americans were subjected to 5.2 billion robocalls last month–an increase by a remarkable 370% just since December 2015.2 This explosion of robocalls invades our privacy, distracts us, disrupts our lives, costs us money, and undermines the utility of the American telephony system. These problem robocalls are not just overt scams, such as calls made by criminals to steal identities or defraud people into making payments to avoid spurious threats.