Fake caller ID bill passes Texas House

Fake caller ID bill passes Texas House

AUSTIN, TX (TNN) - The Texas House has passed a bill to keep telemarketers from disguising who they are when they call.

The Texas Tribune reports, the measure takes aim at caller ID spoofing, when callers tamper with caller ID information that’s transmitted to your phone.

Representative Ben Leman told the House the bill would prohibit telemarketers from using annoying tactics like replicating false numbers and misrepresenting the call’s location.

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