SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. — Continuing his fight against the scourge of robocalls, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. D-NJ, will hold an Anti-Robocall Legislation press event at the headquarters of RoboKiller, the award-winning app that gets even with robocalls by answering the calls it blocks.
The event will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 11:00 am EST at TelTech, 101 South Broadway, in South Amboy, NJ. Media and members of the public are welcome.
During the event, Pallone will discuss his recently introduced Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (HR6026) to increase consumer protections from robocalls. Congressman Palone's legislation addresses amendments to the Communications Act of 1934, which clarify the prohibitions on making robocalls.
“There is nothing more annoying than repeatedly getting unwanted calls from people you don’t know and don’t want to talk to,” Pallone said in a recent press release. “Despite previous efforts like the Do Not Call Registry, robocalls are on the rise. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will better restrict unauthorized robocalls by providing consumer protection agencies with new tools designed to stop the abusive practices robocallers are employing.”
“RoboKiller is honored to host Congressman Pallone as he discusses this important legislation in the fight against robocalls. Our app is putting spammers out of business by answering the calls we block with Answer Bots, and we are excited to demonstrate how our technology can work in conjunction with Mr. Pallone’s legislative efforts,” said Ethan Garr, RoboKiller’s VP of Product.
Mr. Garr recently testified as a witness during the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing about the ways both consumers and government can combat robocalls.
Last year, over 18 billion spam calls were placed in the United States. This figure represents a 76% increase in unwanted phone calls over the previous year.
Representative Frank Pallone Jr.’s bill enables the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enact greater consumer protections for authorized phone calls and empowers the FCC with stronger enforcement tools to stop robocallers. The legislation also promises consumers the ability to stop calls they had previously permitted and require incoming calls to have authentic caller identification before they are delivered to customers.
The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act curbs the rise of robocalls by:
Solving the robocall problem has long been a core component of RoboKiller’s mission. We passionately believe that disruption of telemarketers’ time is the key to solving the phone spam problem.
Answer Bots are a key feature of the RoboKiller service. As the app identifies and blocks hundreds of thousands of phone numbers to protect its users from ringing spam calls, it silently answers those calls with Answer Bots. The Bots are chosen from a library or users create their own in the app. Answer Bots wasted more than 50,000 hours of human spammers' time last month. That is time they no longer have to scam and steal from our users or anyone else!
By June 2021, RoboKiller will have 10 million users deploying hundreds of millions of our time-wasting Answer Bots. When that happens, Answer Bots will waste over 30 million minutes of spammers' time each year. As a result, robocallers' revenue will drop by over 50%, enough of a disruption to their bottom line to put them out of business.
Press & Media Contacts
Ethan Garr, 732-648-1890