AG DANIEL CAMERON
By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT)– Tired of robocalls? So is Chief Law Officer Daniel Cameron. On Monday, he joined a bipartisan union of 51 attorney generals of the United States calling on the Federal Communications Payment for much faster application of anti-robocall innovation.
The coalition advises the FCC to move up the due date for sure little telephone companies to implement customer ID verification modern technology.
Under the TRACED Act, which became legislation in 2019, phone companies are required to implement on their networks an industry-standard customer ID authentication technology called STIR/SHAKEN, which assists make certain that phone conversation are originating from validated numbers, not “spoofed” resources. Big companies were required to carry out the modern technology by June 2021, as well as smaller sized telephone company were originally offered an extension till June 2023.
According to the letter, “a subset of small voice service providers are originating a high and also enhancing share of unlawful robocalls about their subscriber base.” Without the STIR/SHAKEN innovation in place, these smaller sized companies are failing to take a required step to decrease the ongoing attack of unlawful robocalls that spam Americans and also bring about financial or individual information loss.
Because of this, the coalition has actually asked the FCC to call for these companies to implement STIR/SHAKEN modern technology asap, or by June 30, 2022.
“Phone companies that continue to channel prohibited robocalls to Kentuckians aid scammers in perpetrating fraud,” Cameron mentioned. “In 2020 alone, Kentuckians reported losing $1.2 million to phone rip-offs, as well as robocalls are mostly to blame. We joined this union in prompting the FCC to expedite the deadline for sure telephone company to apply innovation that will aid cut down on the number of illegal robocalls and also call spoofing.”
Cameron sent the remarks along with the chief law officers of all 50 states, as well as the Area of Columbia.
View a copy of the remarks by click on this link.