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Posted In: Robocalls
Date: 11.06.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today sent letters to multiple voice providers, calling on them to “assist industry efforts to trace scam robocalls that originate on or pass through their networks.” Letters from the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and Chief Technology Officer were sent to voice providers not...
Posted In: consumers, Robocalls
Date: 09.26.2018
Picture this: It’s a busy day at work, you’ve got your hands full, and the phone rings. Is it the client call you were expecting? No, it’s a robocall. Or this: It’s your day off, you’re relaxing on the couch, and the phone rings. Is it your friend calling to catch up? No, it’s a robocall. Robocalls are...
Date: 06.07.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules on slamming and cramming at its open commission meeting on June 7, 2018. The order will protect consumers from unauthorized charges and other abuses. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “The FCC’s...
Posted In: consumers, FCC, Robocalls
Date: 05.10.2018
  Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission fined Adrian Abramovich $120 million for malicious spoofing that was part of his massive robocalling operation aimed at selling timeshares and other travel package. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The FCC’s decisive action sends...
Posted In: consumers, Robocalls, Senate
Date: 04.18.2018
On April 18th I testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation this week on the issue of robocalls.  During the testimony, I emphasized the increasing number of tools available to consumers to label and block robocalls, including many deployed by USTelecom’s member companies.    ...
Posted In: consumers, FCC, FTC, Robocalls
Date: 04.18.2018
USTelecom and our members work in industry forums to develop solutions to stay ahead of the many sophisticated ways criminals manipulate calling services to harass consumers. Strong enforcement against illegal robocallers remains critical, and we continue to work closely with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and...
Date: 03.27.2018
USTelecom Vice President of Law & Policy Kevin Rupy recently participated on an illegal robocalling panel co-hosted by the FCC and the FTC about challenges facing consumers and industry. Rupy spoke specifically about the development of authenticated caller-ID, traceback efforts to identify the source of illegal robocalls, ongoing cooperation...

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