Sick of annoying robocalls? Congress wants to crack down on scammers even more

Posted at 6:36 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 07:55:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Congress is looking to crack down on annoying robocalls even more.

Right now, scammers can be fined but it's not working. Now lawmakers want to ramp up existing laws.

The FCC has issued more than $200 million in fines, but so far they've only collected around $7,000 – that’s less than one percent.

Some on Capitol Hill say scammers should face jail time.

Congress is also looking at requiring phone companies to use technology that would help stop spoof calls.

If this problem isn't solved, it could potentially cost you or your loved ones money.

You can always download robocall blocking apps or use your phone carrier’s anti robocalling service.