Mobile Phones Are Now Eligible For Missouri’s No-Call List
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1549 today, expanding the state No-Call Law to include cell phones. Add your name to the list and telemarketers can no longer annoy you with irritating sales calls or spam texts.
This is welcome news for state Attorney General Chris Koster because his office has been receiving approximately 150-200 reports a week from citizens complaining about telemarketing calls to their cell phones.
The new law should also help protect Missourians from identity theft occurring through scam texts with links to outside web pages. Once the link is clicked, a virus is opened on your cell which allows hackers to obtain personal information from your phone.
Before today’s expansion of the no-call law, approximately 2.3 million people attempted to add their mobile phone numbers to the no-call list. Koster, whose office maintains the registry, said that his staff has been working hard to ensure that it will be able to handle the large number of folks expected to sign up.