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Groups Ask FCC to Fix Apparent Error Related to Order Limiting Calls to Landlines Without Consent

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In a development that was first published at TCPAWorld.com, a coalition of trade groups, including ACA International, have asked the Federal Communications Commission to correct an apparent error that “inadvertently” imposes a prior written consent requirement on informational prerecorded or artificial voice calls to residential numbers. The error stems from …

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Biden Names Temporary Picks to Lead CFPB, FCC, FTC

President Joe Biden named temporary heads to the three major government agencies regulating the accounts receivable management industry — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission. Dave Uejio, the CFPB’s chief strategy officer will be acting director until Rohit Chopra is confirmed by …

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FCC Fines Illegal Robocaller $10M

The Federal Communications Commission has assessed a $10 million fine against an individual accused of illegally using Caller ID in violation of the Truth in Caller ID Act to spoof thousands of robocalls that spewed racist and xenophobic messages. Scott Rhodes was accused of making 4,959 robocalls during a seven-month …

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Compliance Digest – January 11

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FCC Issues Orders Limiting Non-Telemarketing Calls and Requiring Opt-Outs

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday issued two orders, one of which restricts the number of non-telemarketing calls that can be made by non-commercial, commercial, and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations under the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. The other order bestows more power on voice service providers …

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Robocall Complaints Continue Decline: FCC

The number of complaints alleging violations of Section 227 of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act continued their marked decline during the first 11 months of 2020 and were on pace to fall for the third consecutive year, according to data released last week by the Federal Communications Commission. The data …

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Verizon Rolls Out Automatic Call Blocking on Android Phones

Verizon announced yesterday that customers using Android smartphones will now automatically be enrolled in the carrier’s free Call Filter service, which blocks robocalls and sends them directly to voicemail while also putting a warning label on caller IDs about calls that could potentially be fraudulent or spam. Customers previously had …

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FCC Launches ‘Scam’ Glossary

Know what an “809” scam is? How about a “Wangirl” scam? Or “slamming?” How about the “Ole’ Idaho Dipsy-Doodle?” Well, I may have made the last one up, but the Federal Communications Commission has launched a new glossary of scams to help protect consumers from being victimized by illegal robocalls …

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