New PA Law Provides Some Relief For Robocalls

The law goes into effect on December 3rd

Joe DeStio
November 29, 2019 - 7:10 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A new law goes into effect next week in Pennsylvania that could provide some relief to annoying robocalls.

As of December 3rd, robocalls are banned on holidays in Pennsylvania as part of a new consumer protection law signed by the Governor in October.

It’s so consumers don’t make buying decisions without access to real companies that might be closed on a holiday.

Warren King with the Better Business Bureau said on Thursday that some robocalls will be made on holidays because they don’t come from real companies.

“It’s so difficult to track who these scammers are” King said, “because they are so good at hiding.” 

The new law also requires an opt-out option at the start of the call.

King advises that individuals should not give out personal information over the phone to anyone they don’t know.

Ashley Funyak contributed to this article.

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