DENVER (CBS4)– Sen. Cory Gardner is trying to stop those annoying and potentially dangerous robocalls. The Republican representing Colorado is co-sponsoring legislation to hike fines against companies that target you.
“These criminals are taunting us because they think we can’t act,” said Gardner.
He says that two-thirds of all calls he gets are robocalls.
The robocall blocking service YouMail says Americans receive an average of nearly 2,000 robocalls a second.
“It’s an annoyance, it’s an invasion of privacy, it costs people money,” said National Consumer Law Center Margot Saunders.
The bipartisan bill called the Traced Act would increase the penalty for robocalls to up to $10,000 per illegal call. It would also require phone companies to implement a “stir-shaken” system which is a caller ID authentication system that verifies if a number is legitimate.
Gardner says enough is enough.