Skip to main content

Carriers will be required to block text messages that come from "invalid, unallocated, or unused numbers." FCC orders phone companies to block scam text messages

The Federal Communications Commission today passed a rule requiring cell phone carriers to block potentially illegal robotext messages. The FCC describes the rule as "the agency's first regulation specifically addressed the growing problem of fraudulent text messages sent to consumers."

Operators should block text messages coming from "invalid, not assigned, or unused numbers". Carriers must also block text messages from "numbers that the number's own subscribers have designated as never send text messages and numbers identified by government agencies and other entities known not to be used for text messages," the FCC said.

Network operators must set up a contact point for message senders so that senders can inquire about blocked text messages. The FCC already requires blocking of similar voice calls from these types of numbers.

The FCC is still holding 2-2, more than two years into Joe Biden's presidency, but Robotext's orders are approved 4-0. The FCC is seeking public comment on the rule in September 2022 before finalizing it today. The order enters into force 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register in accordance with the draft order published before the meeting.

More Robottext rules are on the way

More robottext rules may be in the pipeline as "today's action also seeks public comment on additional proposals to require vendors to block text from entities the FCC has designated as illegal robottexters," the FCC said. For example, the FCC proposed clarifying that "do not call" registration protections apply to text messages.

The FCC said it is also proposing to close the "lead generation gap", allowing "enterprises to leverage a single user's consent to send robocalls and text messages from many - perhaps thousands - of marketers on topics that may ... not what users have in mind." The FCC "will also be receiving additional public comments regarding text authentication measures and other proposals to continue to combat illegal Robotext scams."

Complaints about robo text at the FCC increased from 3,300 to 18,900 annually between 2015 and 2022, the FCC said. Many of these bots "promote links to phishing sites or sites that may install malware on a user's phone," the FCC said.

The FCC fills a gap in caller ID authentication

The FCC voted separately today to fill another gap in its caller ID verification rules targeting illegal robocalls. Current rules require telephone companies to implement caller ID authentication technologies known as STIR and SHAKEN.

But those rules don't apply in every possible scenario, so the FCC regularly reinforces them. For example, in June 2022, the FCC will require airlines with 100,000 customers or fewer to comply a year earlier than smaller airlines initially do.

The FCC says today's vote fills another gap:

Popular posts from this blog

Watch: Chawanda (misswandaxo) Displays Her Attractive Boobs While Posing In An Instagram Video

      Watch: Chawanda (misswandaxo) Displays Her Attractive Boobs While Posing In An Instagram Video Instagram model and busty influencer Chawanda has once again exhibited her lovely breasts to entertain her followers on Instagram. Tap on the play button 2X to watch the video or click on the link  Chawanda"s Video Link  https://www.instagram.com/reel/CumaMScA9qq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== .     Beautiful Model Exhibiting Her Lovely Dance Moves    Stunning Lady Shows Us Something Special  .  Wow! Instagram Model Entertains  . Beautiful Lady Shows Her Incredible Curvy In Different Bikini   You All Need To Stretch In Order To Protect Our Mobility" - Fitness Shares Tips .   People Say I Should Stop To Tw3rk" Lady Shows Why She Can't Stop   I Love To Share Hot Snaps Because Fans Love My Hot Body . . Wo

Exohydrax got people really excited after she rolls her bêhindd in a bodycon dress

Exohydrax got people really excited after she rolls her bêhindd in a bodycon dress     Exohydrax is a curvy model and digital creator from the United States of America, Texas     Pretty Exohydrax is also popular on social media for her incredible baçksìdê which she's occasionally exhibiting on her Instagram page @exohydrax15 and her onlyfans.com/exo2real     On Instagram this stunning lady has over 15K followers, and she has published 257 breathtaking photos and videos to entertain her followers     However, recently she shares a video of herself rolling her big büttocks in a bodycon dress   Click here to watch the video        Kindly click here to join our Telegram channel

Temptress119 bõunces her big boobs in a pool fans gosh

  Temptress119 bõunces her big boobs in a pool fans gosh     Busty model Temptress119 has thrilled many fans after she exhibits her boobs while having fun at the pool.     In the video, Lady Temptress119 wore a sexy black bra that exposed her incrêdible mêlons while bouncing her boobs in a seductive manner.     "Wow, I love your boobs motions" A user commented on the video the busty model shared to her Instagram page @Temptress119     However, tap the play button 2X or click on the link to watch the video     . temptressxclusive video link: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkvvQupLT8Y/?igshid=YWYwM2I1ZDdmOQ== .     Beautiful Model Exhibiting Her Lovely Dance Moves    Stunning Lady Shows Us Something Special  .  Wow! Instagram Model Entertains  . Beautiful Lady Shows Her Incredible Curvy In Different Bikini   You All Need To Str