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Phone Scam Proposal Sent to TN Governor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that seeks to prevent phone scams targeting Tennessee senior citizens is headed to the governor for his consideration.

It was sent to Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday after the House and Senate worked out differences in the legislation.

The measure would impose a fine of up to $2,500 for anyone in the state who uses a false or concealed number through an autodialer to call another Tennessee phone number.

Supporters of the bill say it was proposed after complaints from senior citizens who received outrageous contract offers from insurance agents, pest control companies and people posing as home repair agencies.

The governor is expected to review the legislation once it reaches his desk.


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