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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday June 05, @02:52AM   Printer-friendly

FCC fight against robocalls goes international:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement with its Australian counterpart to work together to fight robocalls.

The signing of the "Memorandum of Understanding" with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is the latest in a number of moves the FCC has made to combat robocalls in recent months.

The agreement seeks for the two agencies to "work together to develop and coordinate a global approach to addressing unlawful robocalls or robotexts, and the unlawful use of inaccurate caller ID information or 'spoofing,' the FCC said.

"Robocall scams are a global problem that require global commitment and cooperation," Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. "With these irritating calls coming from near and far, we need international cooperation, information sharing, and enforcement to address this matter. I want to thank our Australian friends for working with us on this agreement. By joining together we can help get these scammers off of our networks and protect consumers and businesses around the world."


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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 05, @10:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 05, @10:27PM (#1142170)

    better made with India.

    I have never received a robocaller with an aussie accent.

    The robocallers, if one bothers to connect through to the human to waste their time, *always* turn out to connect through to someone from India with a thick indian accent and poor english skills.

    So an agreement with India, given that they seem to be the source of 100% of the problem, would have been better.

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