Colorado Springs Gazette Highlights End Robocalls Campaign
Public Policy Fellow
Reporter Betty Sexton of the Colorado Springs Gazette and KKTV is spotlighting the End Robocalls campaign!
Sexton says that consumers in her 719 area code are being inundated with IRS scam calls. These calls are particularly disturbing, because the bogus callers threaten consumers with jail if they don’t repay a (fictional) tax debt.
Sexton reports that reader Mary Manning of Colorado Springs brought Consumers Union’s End Robocalls campaign to her attention as a way to stop these kinds of scams.
Of Consumers Union, Sexton says:
“The independent, nonprofit which has been around since 1936, is asking consumers to sign a petition. The petition would go to the CEOs of the major phone companies, urging them to start making call-blocking technology available to all of us, free of charge….
“My hope is that by working together we can initiate change and one day pick up the phone without worrying about a crook being on the other end.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Thanks to Mary Manning and Betty Sexton for bringing attention to YOUR campaign to stop robocalls!
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