Bill Would Toughen Penalties on Scammers
MADISON, WI–New proposed legislation in Madison would award more in damages to those who are found to be the victim of scammers.
State Senator Bob Wirch proposed the law which would direct courts to award three times the amount of damages plus legal fees to those who are taken advantage of by phone or other scams.
The law is aimed at making these cases more lucrative to attorneys who are sometimes hesitant to take the cases.
Wirch told WLIP’s Wake Up Kenosha the biggest hurdle in most legal cases is catching those perpetrating the scams.
The bill has been introduced but its chances of passage remain unclear.
In meantime Wirch says that if you get a scam call to just ignore it and never give out any personal information over the phone if you do not know who’s on the other end.