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President Trump signs new law to reduce robo-calls

New law will block most robo-callers
Posted at 9:55 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 11:55:54-05

The President has signed a bill into law that should cut down on the amount of unwanted robocalls that Americans receive.

The new law gives law enforcement better ability to go after robo-callers, allows phone companies to block scam callers without asking for a customer's permission and requires companies to block robo-callers at no charge to the customer.

The new law also requires phone companies to put a system in place that will let customers know if a number claiming to be a government agency or claiming to be from the customer's home town is authentic.

FCC officials say that while they expect these new measures will drastically cut down on robo-calls, they won't completely eliminate them.