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A U.S. Senate committee advances a bill aimed at cracking down on robocall scammers. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran sponsored the bill.

Under the "Traced Act," the government would have more power to impose bigger fines on fraudsters.

Carriers would also be required to improve their technology, so consumers can easily determine if a call is real or spam.

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile have already pledged to adopt the new technology.

According to one industry estimate, more than 26 billion robocalls were made to mobile numbers across the u-s last year.

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