51 AGs Want Robocallers Blocked From Using Legit Numbers

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By Nadia Dreid (November 15, 2021, 7:12 PM EST) — Attorneys general representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia came together Monday to urge the Federal Communications Commission to do more to stop robocallers from getting their hands on legitimate phone numbers to place their calls from.

Now that the FCC has implemented its so-called STIR/SHAKEN protocol — which requires telephone service providers to get a digital certificate for each telephone number issued to validate that a call is actually from the number being shown — it’s harder for bad actors to spoof legitimate telephone numbers in the hope of getting people to answer their calls, the attorneys general said…

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