Robocalling is dangerous business | McAfee & Taft

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Robocalls are such a nuisance. Everyone gets robocalls. Everyone hates robocalls. No matter what you do — ignore the calls, ask to be taken off the caller’s list, demand they stop calling you, throw out a string of profanity — the calls just don’t stop. Based on an informal survey of my cellphone, I’m getting more robocalls than ever before.

Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in 1991. In a nutshell, the TCPA prohibits automated marking telephone calls, which includes text messages, to various types of telephones, including cellphones, absent prior express consent of the called party. There are various exceptions under the TCPA, and navigating those can be tricky.

It is reported there were 45.9 billion — yes, billion — robocalls placed nationwide in 2020. No wonder our phones never stop ringing!

Considering that volume, it is no…

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