America has been suffering an epidemic of pointlessly annoying spam robocalls.
Robocalls are made when a solicitor uses a computerized autodialer machine to call your phone.
They often call from spoofed (ie: fake) numbers, which appear legitimate. The call is a telemarketing scam designed to extract sensitive information and money from you.
In a rare act of bipartisanship, a South Dakota Republican and a Massachusetts Democrat have joined forces and recently introduced a bill to Congress called The TRACED Act.
If this bill passes (and God willing, it shall) then the FCC could impose a steep $10,000 fine per call on Robocallers!
5 billion robocalls are made monthly! That’s around 2,000 calls per second!
The TRACED Act