SPAM PHONE CALLS TARGETED

Health and Consumer Affairs Minister Bernat Soria announced last week that he was drafting a law to protect the public from what he called telephone spam, that is, unwanted calls from people trying to convince individuals to change their telephone company or offering unsolicited banking and insurance services. He said the calls were particularly bothersome as they were usually made when people were at home resting after work. The law would make such calls illegal and would allow his ministry and consumers’ associations to take legal action against them. He said the law would probably come into effect by the end of the year.

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