The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urges the country's telecom providers to crack down on illegal robberies.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai sent letters to more than a dozen companies on Monday and urged them to adopt framework for combating illegal spoofing practices – a method commonly used by robocallers to mask the origin of the talks and few It seems like they come from a number from the same region as the recipient.
In letters to the top managers of companies like AT & T, Verizon and T-Mobile, Pai encouraged them to adopt the industry's call authentication framework.
"Fighting illegal robokalls is our top user priority at the FCC," said Pai in a statement. "That is why we need call authentication to be a reality ̵
The FCC's chief enforcement and technology authorities followed their own letters to industry leaders on Tuesday, urging them to implement traceback capabilities that will allow them to detect and catch illegal robbers.
Pai's letter asked companies to update the Commission on the state of implementation of industry standards for call authentication. He asked for answers by November 19th.
"Greater participation will ensure that the system works for consumers who expect real advances in combating malicious spoofing and scam robokall, "said Pai in his statement." If this system does not appear to be on track to get into operation next year, then we will do anything to make sure it does. "