FCC Orders Voice Providers to Block Company That Facilitated Robocall Scams

The FCC is cracking down on a company that made it easier for scammers to inundate people with robocalls that impersonated a major financial institution.

The agency ordered voice service providers to block One Eye, which failed to block calls that tried to convince consumers a “preauthorized order” had been placed in their name.

As the FCC explains, gateway providers like One Eye “serve as the on-ramps to US phone networks for calls from outside the country,” but they’re required block illegal robocalls from reaching US phones. One Eye didn’t do that, even after it was given “ample opportunity” to

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