Peters Reintroduces Bill to Crack Down on Robocallers
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:42:49 EDT


U.S. Senator Gary Peters reintroduced legislation designed to help limit the number of invasive robocalls Michigan residents receive on a daily basis.

The Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2021 would increase the penalties for robocallers who use illegal caller-ID, or “spoofing”, tactics in an attempt to trick potential victims into answering their phone calls.

The bill would specifically raise the fine for deploying caller-ID schemes from $10,000 to $20,000 per violation and increase the maximum fine for organizing predatory “spoofing” campaigns from $1 million to $2 million.

In 2019, over 1.7 billion robocalls were placed to Michigan residents.


   

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