AG Derek Schmidt: U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal ban on robocalls to cellphones

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TOPEKA – (July 6, 2020) – The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the federal ban on almost all robocalls to cellphones remains in effect and government debt collectors must abide by it, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. “The exploding problem of unwanted robocalls is one of the most pressing consumer-protection issues Kansans face on a day-to-day basis,” Schmidt said. “Today’s ruling affirms that the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act will remain an important piece of our ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to trying to curb the scourge of unwanted robocalls, particularly to cellphones.” The dispute arose because in 2015 Congress amended the near-total prohibition on robocalls to cellphones by adding an exception to allow debt-collectors hired by...

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AG Derek Schmidt: U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal ban on robocalls to cellphones

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