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The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to further encourage phone companies to block illegal and unwanted robocalls before they reach consumers.
The Commission approves Bell Canada’s application to allow Bell Canada and its affiliates to block certain fraudulent and scam voice calls on a 90-day trial basis.
President Donald Trump signed the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act into law on December 30. 2019.
TELUS facilitated a successful demonstration of the emerging call verification technology STIR/SHAKEN, for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). STIR/SHAKEN or Secure Telephony Identity Revisited/Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs, is a technology used to validate calling numbers and identify falsified (or “spoofed”) calling numbers frequently associated with nuisance calls, including fraud attempts.
Canada’s telecom regulator is introducing a new measure to combat the rise of telephone scams involving phone numbers that are made to look like those of government agencies and other legitimate callers.
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