Here are three things you should know about the robo-call (TRACED) act:
- The bill calls for stiffer fines to companies and individuals for disobeying the rules against robo-calls. Fines reach $10,000 per call.
- Increases company restrictions against robo-calling using ‘call authentication’ technology.
- On average, more than 1 billion unwanted robo-calls are made.
Washington, DC –
President Trump signed the “historic” robo-call bill Monday (Dec. 30) as part of a nation-wide effort to crack down on scamming.
The FCC’s recently announced a nation-wide focus on the tons of robo-calls that are made daily. Lawmakers and colleagues call it the TRACE bill and are in heavy support of it. “This historic legislation will provide American consumers with even greater protection against annoying unsolicited robocalls,” said the office of the White House Press Secretary.
Leaders are passionate about putting an end to those annoying scam calls. It’s believed that they share the same ideals for respect of privacy.
“American families deserve control over their communications,” the Press Secretary’s office continued. “This legislation will update our laws and regulations to stiffen penalties, increase transparency, and enhance government collaboration to stop unwanted solicitation.”