Fremont County residents can expect fewer robocalls

by | Updated Jan 2, 2020 at 12:23PM

Fremont County had over 10 different phone scams reported by local law enforcement in 2019. Not including the large number of robocalls residents receive on a daily basis.

In May 2019, Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi co-sponsored legislation that strengthens enforcement and prosecution of those behind robocalls and scams. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED Act) “gives regulators more time to find scammers, increases civil forfeiture penalties, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption and establishes a working group to better prosecute and deter illegal robocalls.”

A modified version of the TRACED Act was passed by the U.S. Senate on December 20th, 2019 and was signed into law on December 30th, 2019.

There is no clear timeline for when we can expect to have fewer unwanted calls or how much it is expected to decrease.

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