President signs law to help prevent ‘robo-calls’ in 2020

(CNN) — While ringing in the new year, your cell phone could be ringing a lot less.

President Donald Trump signed a law just in time to ring in a new year  increasing fines for companies that use robocall technology.

The “Traced Act” gives officials the authority to fine companies ten-thousand dollars for each illegally placed call. The new law comes after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a nation-wide crackdown of robo-calls in June.

The traced act is a bi-partisan measure passed by the House and Senate earlier this year.
Americans have dealt with more than one billion such calls.

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