Media Buzzing about Our New Action to Stop Cell Phone Robocalls

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Lots of wonderful press is starting to roll in about our new effort to stop debt collection robocalls to cell phones. Last week, we released an easy-to-use form that allows consumers to send a message to the FCC to stay strong on robocalls. And now, we’re continuing to spread the word – here’s your opportunity to weigh in to stop debt collection robocalls to cell phones!

As noted by the New York Times, the FCC is currently devising rules to implement a new loophole, created by Congress, allowing debt collectors to robocall cell phones. Thousands of consumers have already submitted comments, asking the to implement the strongest rules possible, and highlighting the importance of protecting consumers from unwanted robocalls to their cell phones. Consumers have until June 6 to submit comments.

NBCNews.com, too, took a deep dive into recent developments in Washington regarding robocalls, examining a recent Senate hearing on robocalls law and included a link to our FCC comment action. The article featured a quote from End Robocalls campaign manager Tim Marvin, who pointed out, “The law should not be weakened. There should not be more legal robocalls. If anything, we should do a better job of stopping these calls and restricting who can make them.” NBC also interviewed End Robocalls activist Joel Fischman for the piece, who asserted, “All robocalls should be banned.”

LifeHacker, Politico Pro, and our colleagues at the Consumerist also posted on our FCC comment-gathering action.

Already, we’ve received over 10,000 submissions to the FCC. But time is running out – click here to submit your comment today! Tell the FCC: No debt collection robocalls to cell phones!

 

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One response to “Media Buzzing about Our New Action to Stop Cell Phone Robocalls”

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