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FCC invites comments on rules to counter robocalls

Thursday 23 March 2017 | 16:48 CET | News
In a bid to reduce or end the nuisance of unwanted calls, including illegal robocalls and unwanted telemarketing calls, the Federal Communications said it is seeking comments on rules around the "Do-Not-Originate". Unwanted calls are the top consumer complaint, with about 200,000 complaints to the FCC per year. It is estimated that US consumers received around 2.4 billion robocalls per month last year. The proposed rule would allow carriers to block spoofed caller ID numbers associated with phone lines that do not actually dial out, without breaking FCC rules requiring carriers to complete

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