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Kansas AG Urges Senate To Take Action On Robocalls

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging the U.S. Senate to put the kibosh on robocalls and caller-ID spoofing by enacting the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act known as TRACED. Nearly 48 billion robocalls were made last year, making them the number one source of consumer complaints to the FTC and the FCC, which also resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in consumer losses.

Any meaningful solution to the explosion in unwanted robocalls has to combine improvements in call-blocking technology with law enforcement efforts. With almost 48 billion robocalls to Americans last year, the problem will only continue to get worse unless we can put up more effective roadblocks for scammers in addition to holding them accountable under the law.

Schmidt, along with the attorneys general from all 49 other states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories, sent a letter to the U. S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation supporting the TRACED Act, and would force voice service providers to participate in a call authentication framework to help block unwanted calls. The bill also would create an inter-agency group to identify additional actions to reduce robocalls and hold telemarketers and robocallers accountable.

The Kansas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division works to enforce do-not-call laws and protect Kansas consumers from being harassed and scammed by robocalls.

A copy of the letter can be found at


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