Sen Tomassoni introduced Commercial telephone solicitation caller ID blocking or altering prohibition SF907. (See handouts.) A constituent called irate at the number of calls he had been getting and how clever the calls were getting using even his own phone number as a spoof to get him to answer the phone.
Notes from the meeting:
Sounds like of the $4 billion requested/spent on robocallers that $1.8 billion are scams.
It is difficult to enforce – because often the calls originate outside of the US. Maybe this needs to be done federally or through the FCC. Maybe this will get the ball rolling.
No idea if other states have done anything like this.
Is there a way to work this?
The Do Not Call worked when it first started but it doesn’t seem to work anymore. The difficult thing is that people are getting scammed out real money.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.