The FCC has motioned to approve new rules that will crack down on callers from overseas who are using automated robots to make calls, that often spoof caller ID’s into thinking it’s a local call.
The new rules the Federal Communications Commission have set in place won’t stop the calls from happening but they will allow the FCC to go after perpetrators making scam calls and texts from overseas. The FCC said that the new regulations are part of a multipronged approach to battle “the noxious intrusion of illegal robocalls, as well as malicious caller ID spoofing.”
These new rules aim to close loopholes that prevented them from going after fraudulent offenders based outside of the US or those outside of the US using text messaging to defraud Americans.
By Marc Charles for Money Talk Radio