BY ALEX SAMUELS
The Texas House gave an initial stamp of approval Wednesday to a bill that aims to prohibit telemarketers or businesses from falsifying their phone numbers.
The measure, House Bill 1992, would prohibit caller ID spoofing — when callers tamper with information transmitted to people’s caller IDs to disguise their identities.
Under the proposal by Republican state Rep. Ben Leman of Anderson, telemarketers using a third-party source to make calls to the public must ensure the number that appears on people’s caller ID matches the number of the third party, or the number of the entity that has contracted with the third party.
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