Stopping Illegal Robocalls Where They Start
Voice service providers are leaning into the fight against illegal robocalls. In the last several years, they have deployed powerful call blocking and analytics tools, implemented cutting edge caller ID authentication technology, and established the USTelecom-led Industry Traceback Group, which has been a gamechanger for both disrupting illegal robocalls in real time and empowering the enforcement community to hold illegal robocallers and their enablers accountable. Every month the USTelecom-led Industry Traceback Group (ITG) plays a central role in the battle against illegal robocalls. Every month over 400 carriers across the wireline, wireless, VoIP, and cable industries collaborate with law enforcement to trace, source, and ultimately, stop illegal robocalls . . . no matter where they originate.
Using a secure traceback portal, suspected illegal robocalls are traced systematically back through various networks until the ITG identifies the originator of the suspicious calls, where the calls entered the United States if internationally originated, and often the identity of the calling party.
Download the ITG Fact Sheet outlining ITG’s traceback efforts.