Oklahoma AG urges FCC to step up the fight against illegal robocalls

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor is urging the Federal Communications Commission to fight back against illegal robocalls.

O’Connor, along with Attorney Generals from all states, signed a letter asking for the FCC to move up the deadline for telephone companies to implement caller ID technology. The current deadline isn’t set until June 30, 2023.

“Oklahomans, mainly our elderly, who are our most vulnerable are being preyed upon and in some instances having their identities stolen or having money stolen from them. That is why I joined the large, bipartisan group of my colleagues to encourage the FCC to move up the deadline,” said O’Connor.

The TRACED Act was passed in 2019. That requires phone companies to implement caller ID technology that helps ensure that numbers are originated from verified numbers and not spoofed numbers.