July 19, 2023 — Featured News

Originally appearing in USA Today on July 19, 2023, Terry Collins discusses Operation Stop Scam Calls, a new campaign intended to make it harder for fraudsters accused of scamming millions of Americans in robocall and telemarketing schemes to contact everyday Americans.

The article references NCLC and the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s (EPIC) report, Scam Robocalls: Telecom Providers Profit.

More than 33 million scam robocalls a day are made to Americans, according to the National Consumer Law Center and Electronic Privacy Information Center. Scam calls typically target the most vulnerable Americans and include Social Security Administration fraud against seniors. Nearly $30 billion was stolen from Americans through scam calls in 2021, the organizations said. 

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