FCC To Educate Consumers On Arizona Rural Tour

Consumer Outreach Specialists to Visit Area Communities, Jan. 27-29

Robocalls are the top consumer complaint received by the Federal Communications Commission. According to industry reports, last month Arizonans received more than 93 million robocalls, nearly half of which were scam calls.

As part of a multipronged approach to help consumers avoid unwanted robocalls, spoofing and phone scams, the FCC now allows phone companies to block unwanted robocalls by default based on reasonable call analytics.

To raise awareness about resources and policies to help consumers, the FCC is hosting consumer education events about unwanted calls and other topics of interest in multiple locations in Arizona (schedule below), as part of the FCC Arizona and New Mexico Rural Tour.

Other topics will include:

  • 5G consumer FAQs
  • Cell phone protection tips
  • Communicating during an emergency

We hope you’ll be able to attend and cover the Rural Tour events in your area. Please let us know if we can arrange time for a one-on-one meeting with FCC Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division Chief Lyle Ishida.

Arizona Rural Tour Schedule

Monday, Jan. 27
1:30 p.m. AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix
6 p.m. Municipal Complex, Marana

Tuesday, Jan. 28
10 a.m. Library, Oro Valley
2 p.m Library, Benson
6 p.m. Ward 3 & 6 Council Members & Residents, Tucson

Wednesday, Jan. 29
10 a.m. Cochise County Board, Bisbee
2 p.m. City Council, Willcox

For more information visit the FCC Arizona and New Mexico Rural Tour webpage, or contact: Mike Snyder at (202) 418-0997, [email protected]; or Eduard Bartholme, (202) 418-1463, [email protected].