On February 14, 2019, the FCC proposed rules banning illegal spoofed text messages and international calls. The proposed rules would enable the FCC to address consumer concerns about unwanted text messages and scam calls from overseas. The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 prohibits anyone from transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information (“spoofing”) with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value. However, until the recent passage of the RAY BAUM’S Act of 2018, these consumer protections did not extend to text messages or international calls. The FCC’s proposed rules (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-12A1.pdf) would extend these prohibitions to short message service (SMS) and multimedia message service (MMS) text messages, calls originating from outside the United States to recipients within the United States, and additional types of voice calls, such as one-way interconnected VoIP calls.