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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 29: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell speaks during a meeting at the commission's headquarters October 29, 2003 in Washington, DC. The Federal Communications Commission held a meeting on "Wireless E911 Coordination Initiative." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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

Sources: WTSP, CBS, CNET

Marc Charles has worked in Radio since 2005. Marc has been active in media in Detroit, Ohio, Canada, and Florida. When he's not blogging for Money Talk Radio, he covers UFC. Follow Marc on social media @TheLegalManMarc & @TheOctagram.