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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,… Read More

In Genaw v. NCO Financial Systems, Inc., 2013 WL 1876792 (N.D.Tex. 2013), Judge Robinson found that a TCPA Plaintiff who received debt collection calls did not trigger the do-not-call registry or its requirement that a caller provide copies of its DNC procedures upon demand.  Judge Robinson also confirmed that the Truth-in-Caller-ID Act permitted a debt collection caller to block its… Read More

In Teltech Systems, Inc. v. Bryant, --- F.3d ----, 2012 WL 6097949 (5th Cir. 2012), the Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit held that the Truth-in-Caller ID Act pre-empted state-law ‘anti-spoofing’ legislation. “Spoofing” is misrepresenting the originating telephone caller's identification (caller ID) to the call recipient. The practice has both improper and legitimate applications. In early 2010, Mississippi enacted… Read More