TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 10, 2018
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan coalition of 34 attorneys general, is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to consumers across the country. The formal comment to the FCC explains that scammers using illegal robocalls have found ways to evade a call blocking order entered last year by the FCC. Scammers disguise their identities and use a technique that allows calls- no matter where they originate- to appear to be from a phone number with the same local area code as the consumer. The added authority sought by the attorneys general will allow service providers to use new technology to detect and block illegal spoofed calls.