The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its plans to issue a Declaratory Order on June 6 that would give telephone carriers the ability to block calls they suspect to be unwanted robocalls — without regard to whether the calls are being placed by a business with a pre-existing business relationship with the consumer and/or with the consumer’s express consent. The order would also give consumers the ability to block all calls to their mobile phones except those from numbers in their contact list.
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We are concerned the FCC’s ruling conflicts with the encouragement the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, National Credit Union Administration and other financial regulators have given financial institutions to use modern communication methods to provide time-sensitive account information to members. The ruling will further erode credit unions’ ability to relay information on and implement consumer protections regarding fraud, privacy and account activity. As a result, the proposed declaratory ruling could not only potentially endanger consumers’ financial well-being, but also safe and sound credit union practices.
We need your help to send a message to the FCC to delay acting on this ruling and take more time to consider stakeholder concerns. The FCC is accepting comments on this proposal through May 30 – time is limited to respond.
Please go to the Grassroots Action Center and make your voice heard on this important matter.
Read the full Washington Wire here.