U.S. Senate passes robocalling bill

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The U.S. Senate has passed a bill aimed at cracking down on robocalls

The legislation would impose fines of as much as $10,000 per call on those who knowingly defy the rules.

Related: Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US

The bill also instructs the FCC to develop further regulations that could shield unwanted calls.

Last year, Americans received more than 26 billion robocalls! That’s according to spam monitoring service HIYA.

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