Altogether now: It's about damn time.
According to an article by The Associated Press, it only took 140,000 complaints to the Better Business Bureau to get the attention of Sen. Schumer. Oh, that, and several states that have already taken it upon themselves to go after the scam artists. But Schumer said at a news conference this week that he wants a more concerted effort at the federal level that involves the Federal Trade Commission wielding the power of the Do Not Call registry.
Will the senator get anywhere? Hard to say since, as we've already reported, these phone spammers are as easily found as a Mazda Miata with an Alaska license plate. But some progress has already been made against a company called USfiidelis, an extended warranty company recently sued by Missouri officials.
[Sources: The Associated Press via Kicking Tires]