Vermont Calls for FCC to Change Ruling on Scam Calls

Vermont along with 30 other states are urging the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to adopt rules that would allow telephone providers to block illegal robocalls.
The FCC requested public comment on rules that would allow providers to block spoof calls that appear to be to be from a phone number other than its real number. Scammers often use spoofed calls to hide their identity and to trick consumers into believing the calls are legitimate.
Currently, regulatory roadblocks prevent telecommunications companies from blocking many illegal robocalls. If the new rules are adopted, providers would be able to block calls coming from invalid numbers, unallocated numbers, and numbers whose owners have requested be blocked.
In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) late last week, Attorney General Donovan, and a bi-partisan group of 30 Attorneys General are urging the FCC to adopt rules that would allow telephone providers to block illegal robocalls.

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