Robocall Shut Down: Texas Joins Force To Stop Illegal Phone Scams
We all have things every day in our lives that we have to do. Whether it be errands, or simply doing our jobs, it takes a lot of our time and effort to keep the great state of Texas running. But sometimes distractions pop up in the way of our goals.
From not having the urge to do said tasks, to being pulled in a different direction by other things. There are distractions everywhere. But there is one that many wish to control, as it plagues many a phone in the state.
What are we talking about? Robocalls...
Everyone and anyone has dealt with robocalls. People at least must at least look at there phones once a day and see the words "Scam Likely" pop up on the caller ID. Even jokes have been made about the "car's extended warranty" you've been asked about.
It's been talked about at length, even being lampooned on TV. But the main question remains, is there anyway to stop this?
As it turns out, steps are starting to be taken
The Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, announced in a press release that the State of Texas is joining the nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. Paxton stated about joining the taskforce:
“Robocalls have become a nationwide problem and I’m proud to join my fellow Attorneys General to put a stop to the incessant interruptions these calls inflict on Texans every day, We will take this fight to all who assist or enable these scam calls. If the telecom industry refuses to create and comply with reasonable regulations, then our Task Force will demand compliance.”
The press release also says that almost $29.8 billion was taken from people taking these calls.
So what do we do?
Simply put, avoiding these calls to the best of your ability is the best choice you can make. Hopefully soon, these calls will be disconnected.