Good News ~ Spoofed Calls Now Meet Their Match

Good News ~ Spoofed Calls Now Meet Their Match

Are you annoyed at all the scam calls coming to your mobile phone? If so, here’s some good news. The so-called TRACED Act, which was signed into law at the end of December 2019, should make it easier for you to identify robocalls so that you can avoid answering them. The legislation requires telecom carriers to implement, at no extra charge, a number-authentication system to help consumers identify who’s calling. It also increases penalties for robocallers who flout the law.

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This blog is edited from an SMP Resource Center article.
Karen Fletcher
Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.