CU’s Tim Marvin “Leads the Charge” Against Robocalls on CBS This Morning!

Maureen Mahoney
Public Policy Fellow

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

End Robocalls campaign manager Tim Marvin appeared on CBS This Morning to deliver your message to the phone companies: we’re calling on you to stop robocalls!

Tim spoke in the studio about Consumer Reports’ new robocalls article and your campaign to end robocalls. Tim told Nora, Charlie and Gayle: “Carriers can put an end to these calls now.”

As Tim explained, Consumer Reports’ new article found that the phone companies need to step in and offer relief from robocalls. The Do Not Call list has failed to protect consumers from robocalls, and our testers gave high marks to free service Nomorobo, which automatically analyzes and blocks unwanted calls. Consumers Union, federal regulators, 45 attorneys general, and almost 400,000 consumers are calling on the phone companies to offer similar technology to all of their customers, so consumers aren’t stuck with the task of managing unwanted robocalls themselves.

Check out Tim’s appearance here.

The Robocalls article also prompted a lot of great media coverage. For example, take a look at this video spot, produced by Consumer Reports, on ABC-7 Chicago. The article also was picked up by CBS-11 Little Rock, Fox News, ABC-7 Bay Area, ABC-5 Cleveland, ABC-9 Syracuse, WILX-Lansing, NBC-2 Houston, CBS-29 Yakima, KOMO-Seattle, WJXT-Jacksonville, MoneyTalks News, Consumerist, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Consumers Union is leading a national campaign to end robocalls. Please sign our petition to the phone companies to stop robocalls now by offering free and effective tools that will block robocalls before they reach you!

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One response to “CU’s Tim Marvin “Leads the Charge” Against Robocalls on CBS This Morning!”

  1. Ralph Melden says:

    whatever happened to going around the FCC participants
    such as Century Link, Ben Post and his fellow participants
    at A.T.& T., Verizon, etc. These people are skimming with
    selling RURAL, UNSALABLE LINES to the culprits that are
    receiving 100 % profit. Why is CONSUMER REPORTS
    not advising the STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL that they
    SHOULD BE TALKING TO THE F.T.C. ?

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