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SICK OF ROBOCALLS?

Although Missouri has made great strides in protecting residents from telemarketing abuse, I believe we can do more. Imposing strict penalties against candidates that do not even follow our existing laws would be a good start.

Although political robocalls are exempt from most Federal and State consumer protections (such as the Do Not Call lists), they must still comply with certain laws, such as:

1. Any political robocall must, at the beginning of the message "state clearly the identity of the business, individual, or other entity that is responsible for initiating the call." (47 CFR 64.1200(b)(1)).

2. During or after the message, the call must "state clearly the telephone number (other than that of the autodialer or prerecorded message player that placed the call) of such business, entity or individual." (47 CFR 64.1200 (b)(2)).

If you receive a political robocall from any candidate or campaign that does not follow the law because it is anonymous (does not state the caller's identity at the beginning of the message), or does not provide a phone number for the caller, you may report this to the Federal Communications Commission. When describing the complaint, let the FCC know that you received a political robocall that did not properly identify the caller or provide the caller's phone number.

BY REPORTING VIOLATORS TO THE FCC, YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS PRACTICE, not only for yourself, but for all of us. After all, everyone deserve to be treated with respect.