I am in favor of greater powers to deal with and indemnify the damages caused by the nuisances created by robocalls. I am worried that misplaced enforcement powers may be ineffective in dealing with the problem. In the case of the most venerable. Which the FBI statistics identify as the single elderly. Criminal penalties and enforcement powers should be clarified and used to destroy fraudsters and companies taking advantage of the venerable individual adults and elderly among us.
In the case of all US individuals this could possibly be more affective if the individual are given greater power to combat this problem and be compensated for the damage of the nuisance.
Existing law like the FCRA and the bankruptcy acts have cut down on abusive collection practices in this way. When collectors do not follow collection communication laws they are fined with a fine for each proven instance. Then the fine goes to the individual damaged by the unlawful collector. This has made it easy for victims of malicious collections practices to become indemnified. Attorneys have been more willing to take on cases knowing the abuse of the collection calls, etc. can be a great income source while in discovery on the overall legal actions. Knowing the person they are calling can receive a damages award against them if they do not follow our phone solicitation laws will make them less frequent and less abusive than giving an agency the commission and power to deal with the issue as an unaffected third party.