Congress passed legislation to stop some unwanted robocalls, but critical measures must be taken by the FCC.
Last year, Congress passed the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, officially putting telemarketers, scammers, and debt collectors on notice. Now, it is more important than ever that the FCC hear from consumers like you who are still being abused by harassing and disruptive robocalls.
The final bill, signed into law by the President in December of 2019, includes elements from the bills passed in each chamber on a bipartisan basis: the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act by the House and the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act passed by the Senate. Now, consumers must weigh in and insist the FCC solidify and strengthen key parts of the bill and go further to stop unwanted robocalls.
Send a message to the FCC urging them to strengthen consumer protections by:
- Providing clarification of disputed terms in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that would prevent callers from continuing to call consumers who have not consented to robocalls, or who have withdrawn their consent for such calls;
- Mandating that call blocking programs be offered to all consumers.
Other Actions You Can Take
- Tell us your story. Have you been harassed by robocalls to your cell phone about a mortgage loan, a student loan, or some other type of debt? Then tell us your story.
- Find an attorney to help stop these calls to your cell phone.
- LEARN MORE about NCLC’s work to stop unwanted robocalls and defend the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
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