U.S Senator Chuck Schumer Wants Telecom Companies to Provide robocall-Blocking Technology to Customers

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U.S Senator Chuck Schumer Wants Telecom Companies to Provide robocall-Blocking T

U.S. Senator, Chuck Schumer wants the telecom companies to make robocall-blocking technology to be available to all consumers. According to Schumer, these unwanted calls, which trouble the customers more than often, are something more than obnoxious - they're downright criminal.

Schumer said, according to the Consumers Union, due to the robocall scammers, consumers pay about $350 million a year. One of the recent examples is one where robocalls were used to threaten taxpayers in New York, telling the victims that they have to pay some money to the IRS, which are pending.

On Sunday, the Democrat from New York also wants the Federal Trade Commission to make a call on the carriers to offer their customers robocall-blocking technology. He also said that he would even consider a law which will force the telecom companies to do so.

During a press conference in his Manhattan office, Schumer said "The 'Game of Phones' with robocalls has gone on far too long. Whether its mortgage companies, credit card firms or, even worse, scammers; telephone companies should provide their customers with access to robocall-blocking technology that will eliminate future nuisance."

Although there is a "Do not call" federal rule in place but still hundreds of thousands of people continue to get unwanted telemarketing and robocalls, according to one of the spokesman for Schumer.
 


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