The FCC has issued a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Order) adopting new rules to allow voice service providers to proactively block calls from certain numbers that are suspected to be fraudulent. The November 16 Order seeks to prevent fraud or identity theft that often accompanies calls which “spoof” or manipulate

Dodd-Frank’s definition of “financial product or service” clarifies that those offering public records information retrieval or fraud prevention services are not only outside the reach of the Bureau, but also not subject to the FCRA.

Yesterday, Darryl May and I filed a memorandum of law in Fuges v. Southwest Financial Services, Ltd., No 09-699