Tag Archives: Robocall

FCC Banishes Telecom Company After Not Addressing Robocall Rules

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced it had excommunicated a telecom company for failing to take the necessary steps to block consumers from receiving robocalls, ordering other companies to stop accepting traffic from Global UC. Global UC was one of six companies warned last month by the FCC that its …

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FCC Enforcement Action to Block Calls from Seven Carriers

For the first time ever, the Federal Communications Commission has announced enforcement actions that will remove seven different carriers from its Robocall Mitigation Database after being accused of failing to implement anti-spam measures like the STIR/SHAKEN protocols. The companies have 14 days to prove to the FCC why they should …

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State AGs Back More Anti-Robocall Efforts from FCC

State Attorneys General from across the country are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to take further efforts to reduce the number of illegal robocalls being received by their constituents, including more outright blocking of calls. The state AGs — 51 of them — submitted their letter as a comment …

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Why Robocalls Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Robocalls are like email spam and phishing attacks in that they are never likely to go away, a pair of experts predicted during a presentation at a technology conference earlier this month, according to a published report on wired.com. While progress has been made, there are still too many sticking …

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FCC Adopts New Rules to Battle Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a new rule that requires gateway providers — companies that connect calls between networks — to comply with STIR/SHAKEN caller ID protocols and take additional measures to verify the identity of providers whose traffic they are routing or face having their calls blocked from …

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FCC Proposes Rule To Curb More Robocall Activity

The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new rules — that it will vote on next month — aimed at requiring all gateway providers comply with anti-spoofing and robocall rules or face having all traffic blocked by other networks. The Commission will vote on the proposed rule at its next meeting, …

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Scam Call Volume Doubles in 2021: T-Mobile

The number of scam call attempts per month more than doubled from the start of 2021 to the end, according to a report that was released yesterday by T-Mobile. The cellular carrier revealed that there were 2.5 billion scam call attempts in November, compared with 1.1 billion in January. Also, …

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Ohio Anti-Robocall Bill Signed Into Law

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill into law that criminalizes spoofing of phone numbers while also giving the state Attorney General the power to prosecute cases in state court as well as federal court, and requires entities that have Caller ID’s that identify them as “unknown” or “blocked” …

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