Congress is taking new steps to stop robocall scammers


November 26, 2018

Thousands of holiday dinners will be interrupted this season by buzzing phones bearing recorded messages from telemarketers, promising wealth and threatening financial ruin. But here’s something to be thankful for: By next year, the national plague of robocalls could be in retreat.

There’s new resolve in Congress to crack down on attempted phone scams, with the support of phone companies, which are independently implementing new technologies to stop them…

 
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