State deserves credit for new robocalls act
Best news ever came from Harrisburg on Oct. 4 with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signing changes to the Telemarketing Registration Act on new restrictions for robocalls in Pennsylvania. Lawmakers
took the first step in eliminating robocalls that we get all day long, but there is more to consider.
Unfortunately, we have to wait two months for the law to be effective. Then the law passed allows us to opt out of the telemarketing voicemails with a phone number the telemarketer is required to include with their call. I question how this will work since most of us do not listen to the telemarketer. We see an 800 number and don’t answer the call. We immediately delete the call.
Do we have to listen to the call in order to opt out of future calls? Some of the telemarketers are clever. They use “spoofing” local numbers to fool us into thinking they are someone we know, and some answer these calls. It is best to wait to hear a voicemail before picking up the phone to answer. Jeanne M. Tilghman Salisbury Township