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51 Attorneys General Urge FCC to Implement Stronger Barriers Against Robocallers

  • The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in support of its efforts to reduce illegal robocallers’ access to legitimate phone numbers to make unending robocalls and scam people out of money.
  • The comment letter, signed by 51 AGs, notes that robocallers successfully evade caller ID authentication by purchasing access to legitimate phone numbers through the provision of false identifying information to companies that furnish the phone numbers. The comment letter voices support for the FCC’s proposal to require these phone companies to verify their customers’ identities in order to keep legitimate numbers from ending up in the hands of robocallers.
  • As previously reported, in August 2021, NAAG sent a comment letter to the FCC urging it to move up the deadline for certain smaller telephone companies to implement mandated anti-robocall ID authentication technology known as STIR/SHAKEN pursuant to the TRACED Act.