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U.S. agency urges U.S. voice providers to support robocall crackdown – Source Reuters Tech News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday urged seven gateway service voice providers to assist in tracking down the originators of illegal foreign robocalls.

Such calls often use “caller ID spoofing” to hide their origin by showing a phone number different from the one where the call was placed, and often purport to be a government number to defraud consumers.

The FCC sent letters to All Access Telecom Inc, Globex Telecom, Piratel LLC, Talkie Communications Inc, Telcast Networks LLC, ThinQ Inc, and Third Base International Telecom LLC.

The letters made public by the FCC Tuesday said tracebacks of calls by the FCC and an industry group found the providers were being “used as a gateway into the United States for many apparently illegal robocalls.”

The FCC letters said the providers “as the point of entry for this traffic into the U.S. telephone network (are) uniquely situated to assist government and industry efforts to combat apparently…

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