telemarketing http://wrvo.org en With robocalls rising, Schumer pushes for tougher enforcement http://wrvo.org/post/robocalls-rising-schumer-pushes-tougher-enforcement <p></p><p>Despite the national "do not call" list, the number of telemarketer violations has tripled in New York state.</p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer says that likely has to do with companies using computer-generated robocalls to target households.</p><p>Schumer has introduced a new bill, called the QUIET Act, that he says will strengthen penalties against companies that violate the rules. He says new technology is allowing robocallers to skirt the current laws.</p><p>"The robocall industry is blatantly ignoring federal laws, so we have to fight fire with fire," Schumer said.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:34:23 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50936 at http://wrvo.org