Robocalls FCC

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Deadline day for the fight against robocalls

By Gwen Baumgardner

The Trump administration attempted to crack down on robocalls, but the Federal Communications Commission struggled with enforcement. As of June 30, 2021, major phone carriers have to adopt new technology that blocks fake or spoofed calls–or face fines if they don’t.

GWEN BAUMGARDNER: IT COULD BE THE END OF THOSE DREADED ROBOCALLS.

 

THE FCC IS FINALLY CRACKING DOWN.

 

HOW ARE THEY DOING IT?

 

LET’S GET THIS STRAIGHT.

 

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LOOKED TO LIMIT ROBOCALLS, BUT BETWEEN CHEAPER SOFTWARE AND COMPANIES RESIDING OVERSEAS… THE F-C-C HAD TROUBLE ENFORCING IT.

 

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION BLAMES THEM FOR THE RISE IN ROBOCALLS – WE’RE TALKING 130 MILLION CALLS A DAY ACCORDING TO YOUMAIL…a ROBOCALL-PREVENTION SERVICe.

 

AS OF JUNE 30TH, MAJOR PHONE CARRIERS HAVE TO ADOPT TECHNOLOGY WHICH VALIDATES THE CALLER I-D AS LEGIT.

 

THE TECHNOLOGY IS CALLED STIR/SHAKEN.

 

IT’S BUILT INTO THE NETWORK, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. With that tech…A FAKE OR SPOOFED PHONE CALL wont BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH.

 

SOME CARRIERS ARE ALREADY DOING THIS – BUT NOW those that DON’T USE THE TECHNOLOGY, THEY’LL BE FINED BY THE  F-C-C.

 

GOT THIS STRAIGHT? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

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