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PA Attorney General Shapiro Wants FCC To Take Action Against Robocalls

Americans received almost 18 billion robocalls in 2018

May 07, 2019 - 9:53 am

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HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is joining 41 other attorneys general in calling for the FCC to take further action against robocalls.

The group is proposing rules on caller ID spoofs from other countries and automated text messages.

“Scam robocalls, and the illegal caller ID spoofing that often accompanies them, continue to take advantage of our consumers,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “We need to dial up the pressure on individuals and entities scamming hardworking families and senior citizens out of their money, expose them to risk of identity theft, and generally harass them on a daily basis. I urge the FCC to adopt its proposed rules that will address this growing problem—which is worsening by the day for Pennsylvanians.”

Shapiro says Americans received almost 18 billion robocalls in 2018, noting they increased 57 percent from 2017.

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