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FCC proposes action against scam text messages

13 days ago   |   By TechRadar

The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed new rules to help tackle the issue of scam text messages, including the use of the same technology used to power caller ID authentication standards. The regulator says ‘robotext' campaigns are becoming increasingly problematic, reporting a surge in complaints from the American public. It says malicious actors are using seemingly-genuine SMS messages to try and gather information to commit identity theft or to steal login credentials that can be used for other types of fraudulent activity.
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