The Federal Communications Commission voted to approve laws that ban fraudulent text messages and international robocalls last week.
The new rules in effect neutralize loopholes in the Truth in Caller ID Act, which banned spoofing domestic calls but made it hard for the FCC to prosecute against perpetrators of scam text messages and international calls. Now, the FCC can monitor and penalize “bad actors” behind these types of schemes.
To address this mounting problem, the House last week also passed a bipartisan bill that requires carriers to authenticate every call and to offer opt-out blocking for free. The Federal Trade Commission has increased enforcement by bringing lawsuits against groups responsible for more than a billion robocalls.
Again, we shall see. First don’t hold your breath waiting for that “Bi-partisan Bill” to get through Congress (Spit!…). Not with the posturing posse of press prostitutes currently fighting each other for attention. One of them will attach a rider to the bill and it will be for something stupid; transgender ‘rights’, or building a skyway over the border wall to transport illegals into the country, or some other horseshit and McConnell will drop kick that bill out of the Senate so fast that it will get back to the Moon before NASA does.
And then the “Free” Opt-Out blocking will be attacked by the operating companies.
Because after destroying the usefulness of Caller ID by allowing everyone and anyone to “spoof” that system, they found a new source of revenue in charging for the right to ‘opt-out’ and “Whitelist” numbers. Do the operating companies have Lobbyists in Congress, you bet your bippy they do!
Short of a Presidential Executive Order, I don’t see this getting done anytime soon.