FCC Releases Proposed Rules to Minimize Scam Texts

The FCC has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comments to address the issue of scam texts. In the Notice, the FCC seeks comment on the following:

  • Whether to require terminating mobile wireless providers to block text messages when notified by the Commission that they are likely scams;
  • How the FCC can encourage industry members to collaborate and finalize technical solutions for authenticating text messages and mitigating illegal text messages;
  • Whether to extend the National Do-Not-Call (DNC) Registry protections to marketing text messages;  and
  • Whether to ban the practice of obtaining a single consumer consent as justification for calls and texts from multiple sellers.

Comments are due on or before May 8, 2023. Reply comments are due on or before June 6, 2023.

Comments should be submitted through the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) in Docket Nos. 02–278 and 21–402. 

Please contact Jamie Saloom at Jamie.Saloom@sba.gov with the Office of Advocacy with your small business concerns.

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