Kansas AG urges FCC to tighten regulations against foreign robocalls

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Kansas Attorney General has urged the FCC to tighten regulations against foreign robocalls plaguing phones in the Sunflower State.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he has urged the Federal Communications Commission to enact common-sense measures to stem the tide of foreign-based illegal robocalls attempting to scam Kansans.

AG Schmidt said he joined attorneys general from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to submit comments to proposed FCC regulations that govern telecommunications that enter the U.S. He said they urged the FCC to require gateway providers, those who allow foreign calls into the U.S., to implement tech to make it difficult for robocalls to enter U.S. phone networks.

Schmidt said the regulations would include using STIR/SHAKEN, a caller ID authentication tech that helps prevent spoofed calls.

The request follows Schmidt’s efforts in December in which he and a coalition of attorneys general successfully helped persuade the FCC to shorten the deadline for smaller phone companies to implement STIR/SHAKEN by a year.

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