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Smoke and Mirror Phone Scams Part II

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By: Sam Jojola

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“Today’s news proves Congress has not their job.  Reports of 18 billion unwanted calls in 2017 by Seattle based tech company HIYA prove that.  Reportedly, over 4 million people complained last year to the federal government about robocalls.

Last month, a reported 2.7 billion robocalls were reported.  Consumer groups have complained the U.S. government is not doing enough.”

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Letter to Congress

Update

Last month, I sent correspondence to two Senators and a Congressman in California regarding the need for tougher penalties for robocallers and telemarketing fraud.  Though I have yet to receive a personal response to my letter below, I do believe other members of Congress have moved forward recently this month to introduce similar legislation that was never enacted in 2016:  https://bigislandnow.com/2018/04/18/senators-introduce-legislation-to-fight-illegal-robocalls/.

The Robocall Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2018 is the current legislation this month and the 2016 legislation that was never enacted was S. 3026 ROBOCOP Act mentioned in my letter dated March 23, 2018 to Congress below.

RoboKiller  App works for colleague who detailed positive personal experience

In late February, a colleague and major philanthropist in the wildlife world e-mailed me his following experiences with the RoboKiller App which I am passing on to readers:

“One way on minimizing these calls is using an app called RoboKiller.  It’s not free and cost $29 a year. The system has about 202,255 numbers in its database.  Any call from these numbers will be answered by a bot call from your phone without you even knowing.  The phone will not ring or vibrate. You can choose a random pre-recorded answer, or a specific one, or record your own.  If you are clever how you do it, they will take back your recording and will take them sometime to realize it. If rarely you get a call from a number not in the robocall list, you can add the number yourself, and help the community by adding a new number to the system.  You can also allow calls to come in if they were identified as spammer by mistake.” More

TODAY! Black Farmers and Small Farmers To Boycott Dollar General and File Historic Suit at Federal Courthouse in Albany, Ga.

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For Immediate Release

Press Release:
Contact: Corey Lea, the Executive Director of the Cowtown Foundation Inc.
615 308 7787
TheCowtownFoundation.org
Black Farmers and Small Farmers Protesting Dollar General and The USDA for Unfair Practices and Filing a Historical Suit Next Wednesday
Location: 201 West Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Date (and Time): Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (at 10 am.)
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the federal courthouse in Albany, Georgia, will be the very location, where a historic and momentous occasion is to take place. A national boycott – against the variety store, Dollar General, Farmers National Bank, CapStar Bank, among other businesses – will commence with the expressed desire to bring attention to the abuse of power committed by Dollar General heirs, Steve and Jay Turner, along with federal judges.
Also, this demonstration will be just one side of the plans for that day. As 1,000 people are expected to appear for this event, which will include a group of African-American farmers, a lawsuit will be filed against the USDA for continued discrimination.
The Georgia Chapter of the African-American Agriculturalist Association’s main complaint is the Secretary of Agriculture at the USDA is not allowing hearings from African-American farmers like he does their Caucasian counterparts.  So, they are desiring to see change and hope that justice will prevail.
In an alliance with the Georgia Chapter of the African-American Agriculturalist Association, multiple civil rights groups, and other groups representing small farmers, the protest is being organized by the Cowtown Foundation Inc., a Tennessee Corporation that specializes in the rights of minority farmers at the administrative level.

Corey Lea
Executive Director
TheCowtownFoundation.or

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