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New bill targets illegal robocallers

You recently visited a few websites to get online quotes on car insurance, and suddenly you become inundated with phone calls, text messages and voicemails. Almost nothing is more annoying than harassment from telemarketers and “robocallers” – those unfamiliar numbers that seem to have you on speed dial, often starting their spiel with a prerecorded message as soon as you pick up. You can’t even block these companies from calling you, because as soon as you block one number, the same company calls again from a different number. Is there anything you and other Missouri residents can do to stop the nightmare?

According to Consumer Reports, the Federal Communications Commission and other government agencies are aware that robocalling is a national epidemic. Telemarketers must adhere to a strict set of rules or risk receiving fines. For example, they can’t call unreasonably early or late, and they must not call you if you’re registered on the national Do Not Call Registry. If you ask a company to stop calling, they must not keep doing so.

The 7 huge mistakes accident victims make (Part 1 of 7)

Huge Mistake #1: Taking the Advice of Friends or Family

If you broke your arm, would you go to your friends and family to see if they could make you a cast? Or, would you go to a hospital? Would you ask your brother to help you take out your appendix? Or course not. Likewise, if you have a legal problem, trust a professional for help.

Your family and friends have your best interest at heart. No one knows you better than they do. You probably trust them more than anyone in the world. But, they don't have the legal expertise to know what decisions you should make with your personal injury case. Even if someone in your family or one of your friends have had a personal injury case that seems exactly like yours, they do not have the training to help you.

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