robocalls on cellphones

In Trump era, you may need to beef up your robocall defenses

No one can deny that robocalls have been a pain, but what makes matter’s worse is the fact that financial services companies are now asking for relief on the tight federal restrictions that have been implemented on robocalls on cellphones.

“The deregulation-minded Trump administration might go along,” reports Hiawatha Bray of the Boston Globe. “…Bank of America, Chase Bank, Discover Card, and others have paid millions to settle complaints they violated the limits on robocalls. Now, financial industry groups are hoping the new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, will ease up. Banks say they want to phone customers with account information, without needing advance permission. Student loan collectors, now limited to three calls to a cellphone per month, want to be able to pester deadbeats more frequently.”

But whether or not restrictions on robocalls ease up in the coming year, it does not mean you have to just “deal with it.” Screening your calls and installing a caller ID and call blocking app are the first steps to protecting yourself if you see an even bigger influx in robocalls. Click on the image below to learn more:

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