Senator Schumer Introduces ROBOCOP Act to the Senate

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Big news: a bill that would require phone companies to offer free effective tools to block robocalls made it to the Senate as Senator Charles Schumer introduced the ROBOCOP (Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones) Act. Senator Schumer’s bill joins the House version of the ROBOCOP Act that Representative Jackie Speier introduced in April. […]

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Weekly Stories from You: Mary’s Fed-up with Robocalls Imperiling Her Family

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

What if your family situation was such that you needed to answer every call? And what if a lot of those calls were robocalls that kept you from more important things? You’d probably be pretty darn tired of robocalls. Well, so is Mary. Mary believes her son’s health could be imperiled by the robocalls that […]

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AT&T CEO Hates Robocalls Too; Still isn’t doing anything about them

Tim Marvin
Campaign Manager

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Dave Lieber at the Dallas News ran a great piece on an interview he did with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. Apparently, Randy is just like us! He gets bombarded with robocalls and wishes someone would do something about them. But wait, he isn’t just like us because Randy is the CEO of one of the most […]

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Weekly Stories from You: Cancer Patient Can’t Recover with Endless Robocalls

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Recuperating from surgery is tough enough. But if your phone is ringing off the hook with calls you don’t want, it’s even tougher, according to Vicky from Burbank, California: Rest and recovery is so important after any surgery, and especially for breast and lung cancer operations. I have had three such health emergencies and was […]

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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 […]

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NCLC Tells Senators: We Need Fewer Robocalls

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Consumer advocate Margot Saunders of the National Consumer Law Center powerfully defended the laws protecting you from robocalls in a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee this week. Saunders testified on behalf of ten consumer advocacy groups, including Consumers Union, arguing that “consumers need more protection from [robocall] abuses, not less.” Indiana Attorney General Greg […]

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Weekly Stories from You: His Landline Is Ruined

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Ever get the feeling your phone isn’t yours? That’s what has happened to Timothy and his family in Northbrook, Illinois: For years, we’ve had a nice division of phone call load between personal cellphones and landline.  About 50% of our personal wanted calls came in on each, and the two phone systems are used interchangeably.  Since […]

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Tell The FCC To EndRobocalls To Cell Phones!

Tim Marvin
Campaign Manager

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Take action now to tell the FCC to not allow more robocalls to your cell phone! In the last budget deal a loophole was snuck in that could cause you to get a lot more robocalls to your cell phone. The loophole would allow debt collectors to call the cell phone of of anyone who […]

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Weekly Stories from You: The Cost of Robocalls

Christina Tetreault
Staff Attorney

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Mary Ann of Landrum, South Carolina is a practical woman. She has a cell phone that fits her needs and lifestyle. There’s just one thing, however, that’s not working out on her mobile line: robocalls. As Mary Ann shared with us below, these irritating intrusions not only cost her time, but are starting to add […]

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End Robocalls Campaign on KSDK-St. Louis’s Five on Your Side

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Your End Robocalls campaign keeps picking up fantastic press coverage. This week, the KSDK-St. Louis’s Five On Your Side released a great piece on the End Robocalls campaign, interviewing End Robocalls campaign manager Tim Marvin and featuring a Missouri consumer affected by unwanted calls, Sarah Yancy. Even though Sarah signed up for the Dot No […]

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