FCC Issues Robotext Rule and Closes Robocall Loophole

The agency chair says they need to “find every way under the law to stop these junk robocalls and robotexts.“

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a rule that intends to eliminate illegal robotext messages and robocalls, updating the Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.

Chair Jessica Rosenworcel stated that the changes “make clear that when the Federal Communications Commission identifies a number sending this junk, carriers must block texts from that number before they reach your phone“ and that “the national registry to prevent unwanted calls applies not only to calls but also to texts.“

She added that the proposal also seeks to close the lead-generator loophole, a problem identified “by countless consumer groups, members of Congress, and State Attorneys General because it creates a marketplace for our numbers, with companies buying and selling access to our phones and in the process cranking up the number of unwanted calls and texts we receive.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chair Rosenworcel to receive God’s guidance as she oversees the FCC.
  • For federal and state officials as they seek to ensure consumer protection against illegal robocalls and robotexts.

Sources: Federal Communications Commission

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