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Update: Fight robocall scams

We’ve got bad news about the ongoing battle against annoying telemarketing calls:telemarketers.gif

  • Just last month U.S. homes were hit with a record number of robocalls: 4.1 billion, according to the call-blocking software firm YouMail. Many are scams: Consumer Reports says robo-fraudsters cost people an estimated $350 million in 2011 alone.
  • In March, an appeals court threw out part of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation aimed at reducing robocalls.

In light of that ruling, the FCC has been asking for comments about consumer protections. That’s why we need you to act.

Please sign our petition to the FCC asking it to develop strong protections against harassing robocall and robotext scams.