WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott applauded the Senate’s passage of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act to combat abusive robocalls. This legislation was co-sponsored by Senator Scott.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to co-sponsor the TRACED Act to protect Floridians, especially our seniors, from abusive robocalls, and I’m glad the Senate approved this bill today. It’s a concern I constantly hear from Floridians across the state. People are being inundated with abusive and potentially fraudulent robocalls. This bill takes real steps to end the practice and protect Floridians.”

The TRACED Act gives regulators more time to find scammers, increases civil forfeiture penalties for those who are caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption (technology that prevents these calls from reaching consumers in the first place), and brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address impediments to criminal prosecution of robocallers who intentionally flout laws.