Schneiderman, 30 other AGs, want FCC to block fake number frauds


"As families gather around the dinner table each night, they shouldn't be bombarded by unwanted robocalls", said Attorney General Becerra.

Schneiderman and 30 other state attorneys general have requested the FCC move forward with a proposal allowing telecommunications providers to block the spoofing of calls, which they are now prevented from doing by federal regulations.

"We should be doing everything in our power to eliminate these types of calls, which far too often lead to identify theft and financial loss", he said.

Attorneys general working with Shapiro told the FCC that allowing phone providers to block calls would disrupt scams without harming legitimate businesses.

The comments sound the alarm about the growing number of telephone scam complaints across the country and supports the FCC's proposal to remove regulatory roadblocks.

Worth Watching Stock: Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (CRZO)
Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas by 1.8% in the first quarter. Now have a look at past performance (weekly performance to year to date performance) how Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

Brnovich made his request in a letter that was signed by attorney generals from 29 other states. Replies to those comments are due on July 31. That could prevent an estimated 2 billion unwanted calls every month.

The proposed rules were developed in conjunction with an industry Robocall Strike Task Force created in 2016.

It said that more than 10,000 people have been victims of calls in which the caller pretends to come from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and claims back taxes are owed. These calls appear to be coming from one number, but are actually coming from a different number. Under the new rules, carriers could screen out calls coming from unassigned phone numbers.

You could be paying a lower interest rate on your credit card, the recorded message from a 305 Area Code informed a local resident Wednesday afternoon.

He said the agency should allow individual subscribers, in addition to telephone companies, to block numbers.

Related News:

  • Officer dies after shooting in the Bronx

    Officer dies after shooting in the Bronx

    Cuomo and de Blasio extended their condolences to the Familia family and praised the fallen officer for her service to the city. The video didn't capture the shooting itself but showed him running away with a gun in his hand, police said.
    Kashmir shuts down social media sites ahead of Burhan Wani's death anniversary

    Kashmir shuts down social media sites ahead of Burhan Wani's death anniversary

    The state government has also announced a 10-day summer vacation in all educational institutions in the valley from 6 July. The authorities are also likely to suspend mobile Internet services across the Valley as a precautionary measure.
    Sridevi: Never imagined I'd work with Akshaye Khanna

    Sridevi: Never imagined I'd work with Akshaye Khanna

    Devaki's question "Agar aapko galat aur bohot galat mein se chun na ho, toh aap kya chunenge?" is relevant for this society. Talking about she is as a mother off screens, Sridevi stated, "I am not possessive, but a very protective mother".
  • Fed minutes suggest increasing tensions on inflation shortfall

    Fed minutes suggest increasing tensions on inflation shortfall

    After touching on a one-year high of 1.1444 last Friday, the EUR/USD exchange rate dropped to a low of 1.1315 on Wednesday. These were the two big areas that investors wanted insight into and they're going to be none the wiser, ' he said.
    Students from Gambia and Afghanistan Denied Visas to Compete in Robotics Competition

    Students from Gambia and Afghanistan Denied Visas to Compete in Robotics Competition

    If team members are denied visas again, the Gambian American association will represent the robot at the competition, Ceesay said. Arrangements are being made for the girls to watch on Skype as their robot competes against other teams from around the world.
    Remaining Xbox 360 Halo games are coming to backward compatibility this year

    Remaining Xbox 360 Halo games are coming to backward compatibility this year

    The update will be available later this year, and 343 promises "more to share on this front as we get closer to release".
  • Why I am quitting twitter-Ed Sheeran

    Why I am quitting twitter-Ed Sheeran

    "I'm just not going to wake up and read something and be like, 'Ugh, well that's rude, '" he explained to Matt Lauer . He was recently targeted by Lady Gaga fans after they assumed he was talking about her in an interview .
    Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight

    Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight

    Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.

    3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks

    In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.
  • Putin and Xi are in favour of dialogue

    Putin and Xi are in favour of dialogue

    Video: Will Trump and Putin hit it off when they meet? "It is necessary to break the current impasse in bilateral relations". But he also has to have his press people be able to say he raised the question.
    States Are Suing Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Protections

    States Are Suing Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Protections

    The rules aim to make schools financially responsible for fraud and forbid them from forcing students to resolve complaints outside court.
    Feud between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel heats up

    Feud between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel heats up

    Vettel added: "I am happy to hear we are mature enough to move on". "It's very simple", he began, taking that one on the chin. And he was not going to be allowed to sweep it all under the carpet that easily. "Then shortly after that he messaged me".

Most liked

New Star Wars Forces of Destiny Episode 'Ewok Escape' Online
Originally announced in April , the first three shorts have now been released and are here for your viewing pleasure. Narrated by Maz Kanata , the animated web series centers on the female characters featured in the Star Wars canon.

Manchester City's Toni Duggan Joins Barcelona
Duggan said: "Barcelona are known all over the world for playing attractive football and I naturally wanted to be part of that ". Duggan joined City from Everton in 2013 and was part of the side that completed a domestic double under Nick Cushing past year .

HBO announces Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition
Produced by HBO and GES Events, the tour will guide fans through numerous iconic landscapes established on Game of Thrones . Since you'll never be able to visit Westeros, Westeros will come to you.

Your Shadow of Mordor Nemesis Is Following You Into Shadow of War
For the Tolkien inspired Shadow of Mordor title, the gory action drew many players into its large open world and brutal story. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is coming to Xbox One, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro and PC on 10th October 2017.

TMC office set on fire by unidentified people
The Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha (GJYM) has announced that it will go on a hunger strike in Delhi and Darjeeling . GJM supporters and police clashed with each other today in Kalimpong, forcing the police to lob teargas shells.

Trump Will Meet With British PM About Charlie Gard
Ms Yates and Mr Gard are believed to be discussing their next move in private whilst also spending their time with Charlie. It meant a child like Charlie could not see, hear, cry or swallow, and needed help to breathe.

Meredith Salenger announces engagement to Patton Oswalt
According to People , Oswalt and Salenger met through their mutual friend, actress Martha Plimpton . Headed down the aisle: Patton Oswalt has proposed to his girlfriend Meredith Salenger .

Snapchat's latest update includes one useful feature, two just for fun
On Wednesday, Snapchat introduced three new features: backdrops , voice filters and the ability to add links to your snaps . The new tool, named Paper clips does exactly that; It lets Snapchatters add links to their Stories and snaps with friends.

Infant's casket found on sidewalk dumped by South Jersey funeral home employee
Now, they say they plan to see if funeral homes are missing a body or a casket , but the holiday may delay that. Small noted, "There have been cases where people take remains or human bodies, for whatever unusual reasons".

Peanut, tree nut allergic reactions prompt CLIF bar recall
Clif Bar & Company is recalling three types of protein bars after the company said they may contain nuts. Retailers Trader Joe's and Stop & Shop posted their own recall notices for the Clif Bar & Co. products.

Fmr LLC Has $67.14 Million Position in Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE)
Dynamic Advsr Solutions Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP). It improved, as 37 investors sold ETE shares while 82 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes.

Beigene Soars on Celgene Hookup
The stock is now trading at $48.39 per share, floating in a range of $47.95 - 49.94. 211,606 shares of the company were exchanged. Maxim Group restated a "buy" rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of BeiGene in a report on Monday, March 27th.

Konta wins three-hour battle against Vekic
But Murray said: "I'd rather set the goal at reaching second weeks and quarter-finals and contending for Slams". Konta kept her Taipei opponent back and does justice to a few passing surprised shots that made Hsieh stumble.

Bernard Tomic fined $20000 for unsportsmanlike conduct in Wimbledon defeat
Medvedev, who upset fifth seed Stan Wawrinka on Monday, lost 6-4 6-2 3-6 2-6 6-3 to Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans . The 24-year-old was subsequently fined 11,600 pounds (S$20,000).

Will Fiorentina continue the fight?
Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.