Debt Collectors Want to Robo-Call Your Cell Phone

Unsurprisingly. The obscurely-named “Mobile Information Call Act of 2011” would allow robo-callers to dial your cell phone, something the Telephone Consumer Protection Act currently prohibits.

As US PIRG points, out, the debt collection industry claims that robo-calling harassment is rare, perpetrated only by isolated, rogue operations. But “[i]f that were true, why does the FTC receive ‘more complaints about the debt collection industry than any other specific industry'”?