August 18, 2023
Today, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau re-designated the USTelecom-led Industry Traceback Group (ITG) as the agency’s official Robocall Traceback Consortium.
The ITG has now been designated as the official Consortium in each of the four years since Congress established the role. The ITG will continue coordinating industry-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful calls in the U.S. and around the world. The designation of an industry-led robocall consortium was a provision in the TRACED (Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence) Act.
The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president & CEO of USTelecom – The Broadband Association:
“The Industry Traceback Group (ITG) continues to fight to protect consumers against illegal robocalls, scammers and spoofers and we’re honored that the FCC has once again recognized our important role in this work. The collaboration between government and industry is working. The volume of illegal robocalls is declining, but there’s still more work to be done. The ITG is committed to continuing to work alongside our industry and government partners, adapting our efforts as needed to protect consumers from scammers’ ever-evolving schemes.”