Fine spoofing calls $25,000? Tenn. bill says yes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Tennessee lawmaker introduced a bill that would place heavy fines on robocallers caught spoofing local phone numbers.

Sen. John Hensley introduced the new bill which would increase fines to $25,000 for each call made that used identification spoofing, WTVF reported. Spoofing tricks your caller ID into thinking the call is local.

The current fine is $10,000 for robocallers caught spoofing numbers. The new bill seeks to clarify that each call would be subject to a $25,000.

You can report and reduce the number of unwanted calls by signing up for the National Do Not Call Registry.