robocalls

Brendan Keany
May 13, 2019 - 12:28 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Senator Chuck Schumer has been outspoken regarding the need for enhanced robocall legislation , and with more than 207 million robocalls already reported by Buffalo residents in 2019, Schumer continued his crusade against the increasingly annoying scams. Senator...
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Washington, D.C. (WBEN) - A Senate committee this week advanced legislation that would levy a heavy fine on illegal robocalls. In 2018, as record 48 billion robocalls were placed to phones in the U.S. That works out to 1,500 robocalls per second, which is 56% more robocalls than there were in 2017...
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Mike Baggerman
March 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Senator Tim Kennedy is among the co-sponsors of a bill which would ban telemarketers from using robocalls to contact New Yorkers. "If businesses want to send out robocalls, they can send them to individuals who have clearly and expressly opted in," Kennedy said...
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March 26, 2019 - 4:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Robocalls would be effectively banned in the state of New York under legislation proposed by lawmakers who say the irritating, relentless calls are a top complaint from constituents. The measure, which passed a Senate committee Tuesday, would prohibit telemarketers from...
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May 16, 2018 - 5:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says consumers should have the ability to block robocalls on landlines and mobile phones. The New York Democrat announced Wednesday that he's supporting legislation to require all phone carriers to make call-blocking tools available for free to...
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Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2017 - 3:00 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer discussed robo-calls in his recent trip to Buffalo and said that despite the 2003 creation of the National Do Not Call Registry, it hasn't curbed the spamming phone calls. "Technology has gotten ahead of the Do Not Call List," Schumer said. "One:...
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