State Attorneys Urge FCC To Combat Neighborhood Spoofing

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Attorneys general from 35 states are urging the Federal Communications Commission to allow telephone companies to block illegally manipulated calls that appear to come from consumers’ neighborhoods. From a report: The rule change could help reduce “spoofed” calls from numbers with the same area code as the consumer, or even calls from the consumer’s own number. Combating junk marketing calls has been a top consumer protection priority for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The FCC last November adopted a set of robocall rules that allowed telephone companies to proactively block calls from invalid, unassigned or unused numbers. The agency then sought public comments on empowering telephone companies further. The attorneys general want to the FCC to create new rules specifically targeting

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