United States Code

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§ 227a.
Consumer education materials on how to avoid scams that rely upon misleading or inaccurate caller identification information
(1)
Development of materials
Not later than 1 year after March 23, 2018, the Commission, in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission, shall develop consumer education materials that provide information about—
(A)
ways for consumers to identify scams and other fraudulent activity that rely upon the use of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information; and
(B)
existing technologies, if any, that a consumer can use to protect against such scams and other fraudulent activity.
(2)
Contents
In developing the consumer education materials under paragraph (1), the Commission shall—
(A)
identify existing technologies, if any, that can help consumers guard themselves against scams and other fraudulent activity that rely upon the use of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, including—
(i)
descriptions of how a consumer can use the technologies to protect against such scams and other fraudulent activity; and
(ii)
details on how consumers can access and use the technologies; and
(B)
provide other information that may help consumers identify and avoid scams and other fraudulent activity that rely upon the use of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information.
(3)
Updates

The Commission shall ensure that the consumer education materials required under paragraph (1) are updated on a regular basis.

(4)
Website

The Commission shall include the consumer education materials developed under paragraph (1) on its website.

(Pub. L. 115–141, div. P, title V, § 503(b), Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 1092.)
cite as: 47 USC 227a