House passes bill to silence robocalls

House Passes Bill to Silence Robocalls

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - We may be one step closer to not having to deal with robocalls.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Suncoast Congressman Vern Buchanan to crack down on illegal robocalls. The ‘Stopping Bad Robocalls Act’ would toughen penalties and require telecom service providers to adopt call authentication technology.

The U.S. Senate passed similar legislation earlier this year.

The 941 area code received over 44 million scam robocalls in 2018.

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