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The Future Of Robocalls In A Stirred, Shaken World

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To considerable fanfare and media coverage, regulators and mobile network operators have taken an admirable first shot across the bow of robocall scammers. The catchy "STIR/SHAKEN" framework is a hopeful measure, but the technology mainly addresses area code "neighbor spoofing."

By the end of September, global carriers must register with the FCC Robocall Database and articulate their robocall mitigation plans. Federal law enforcement can trace back originators and levy heavy fines and criminal penalties. The FTC, state legislatures and attorneys general are also enhancing protections. That said, neither commission has jurisdiction over the global telecommunications ecosystem and many scams originate overseas.

Early indications are that the countermeasures are already being circumvented by both domestic and international bad actors, putting consumers once again at........

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