MEANWHILE IN MASSACHUSETTS…..New Bill Would Outlaw Using Local Area Codes Unless Caller is In State–$10K in Damages Available

So remember when I said the state level legislation is where people need to be focused right now…

Anyway, new bill in MA would make this (amongst other things) illegal:

“caus[ing] to be displayed a Massachusetts area code on the recipient’s caller ID unless the person making, placing or initiating the call or text message maintains a physical presence in the commonwealth…”

And if thou so causes:

“Aggrieved persons… may [sue you for] fines of not more than $10,000 per each deceptive call; provided that said fine shall be not less than $5,000 for each deceptive call involving a consumer age 65 years or older.”

You heard it here first. (You always do.)

Full bill here: Fun New Massachsetts Bill for us To Worry About


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