Kentucky lawmaker wants telemarketers to list true caller ID

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Published: Dec. 3, 2018 at 11:11 AM EST
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One Kentucky lawmaker wants to make certain telemarketing practices, including disguising caller ID numbers, to become illegal.

House Majority Whip Kevin Bratcher, R - Louisville, has pre-filed a bill for the 2019 Legislative Session which would require telemarketers to list their true caller ID number or have it listed as unknown.

“When I am out talking to constituents about their concerns, this issue is one that I always hear about,” Bratcher said. “In a time when there are numerous scams going around, many of which target our elderly population, it is important that we step up and provide protections for our citizens against the deceptive acts of many telemarketers.”

The bill would not apply to situations involving police investigations, domestic violence or whistleblower protections.

A first-time penalty would be a $500 fine, and additional offenses would carry out a $3,000 fine.

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