FCC approves rule allowing phone companies to automatically block robocalls


He added that the FCC took “strong enforcement actions against robocallers” and imposed or proposed almost $250 million in forfeitures against them. It also demanded the phone industry to develop and implement a Caller ID authentication.

Aside from the FCC, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is also aggressive in fighting unwanted robocalls.

In March, the FTC stopped the operations of several companies responsible for overwhelming consumers with illegal robocalls marketing different services and fake charities.