A group of House Democrats wants to make robo-calls illegal in Minnesota, and require telecommunications companies to use best-available technology to block them at no charge to customers. But what about robo-texts and other phishing schemes? Coon Rapids Representative Zack Stephenson says:

“We know that fraudsters will use any trick that they can get, to try and get to your personal information, and we should look at all of those avenues. Robocalls is maybe the first step in that process.”

House Democratic Majority Leader Ryan Winkler says it’s time to protect Minnesotans from robo-calls, which he says are at best a constant nuisance — and at worst a scam that targets the most vulnerable