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Anti-robocall bill passes Congress


December 11, 2019

The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act) has been passed by the U.S. Senate and is now headed to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

The new law takes aim at predatory robocall companies by imposing heavy penalties and establishing a joint group between two federal agencies to study the enforcement of robocall infractions and report to Congress.

The bill gives regulators more time to identify and aggressively penalize scammers through coordination with the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies. The goal is to enforce criminal prosecution against those fraudulent (and annoying) scam artists preying u...

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