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McCaskill Takes Aim at Robocall Scams

Jul 10, 2013 -- 6:00am

Ten years after the ‘Do Not Call’ list, our Missouri senator is to chair hearing of Consumer Protection panel. With the 10th anniversary of the popular “Do Not Call” registry taking place this summer, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will chair a Senate hearing today (Wednesday) to examine how fraudulent robocalls are harming consumers, and what more can be done to stop these types of scams and protect the most vulnerable consumers.  McCaskill will chair the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection hearing at 9:00 a.m. Central Time, and you can watch online at commerce.senate.gov/public.  Robocalls are consistently the top consumer complaint received by the Missouri Attorney General’s office, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Justice Department has estimated that consumers lose over $40 billion a year to fraudulent telemarketers in general.   McCaskill recently launched an online tool that allows individuals to report scams and fraud they encounter in advertising and sales, just go to McCaskill.senate.gov and click the “Submit Your Scam” button.  

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