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Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Statement

We have estimated that your response to this collection of information will take an average of 60 minutes or 1 hour. Our estimate includes the time to read the instructions, look through existing records, gather and maintain required data, and actually complete and review the form or response. If you have any comments on this estimate, or on how we can improve the collection and reduce the burden it causes you, please write the Federal Communications Commission, Office of Managing Director, AMD PERM, Washington, DC 20554, Paperwork Reduction Act Project (3060 1296). We will also accept your PRA comments via the Internet if you send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov.

Please DO NOT SEND COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. You are not required to respond to a collection of information sponsored by the Federal government, and the government may not conduct or sponsor this collection, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and/or we fail to provide you with this notice. This collection has been assigned an OMB control number of 3060 1296.


Privacy Act Statement

Authority: The FCC is authorized to pursue this collection pursuant to the authority contained in 47 U.S.C. §§ 151, 152, 154 (i)-(j) & (o), 155, 227(b)&(e), 251(e)(3), 254, 257, 301, 303, 332, 402, 1302; and 5 U.S.C. §§ 602(c) and 609(a)(3).

Purpose: The purpose of this form is for private entities to submit information about suspected robocall (47 U.S.C. § 227(b)) and spoofing violations (47 U.S.C. § 227(e)) to the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau. A private entity is any entity other than (1) an individual natural person or (2) a public entity. Uses of this form might include a corporation or association experiencing a deluge of robocalls overwhelming their internal phone network, voice service providers that found evidence of illegal robocalls traversing their networks, or private entities that have had their number(s) spoofed. We ask you to include contact information that the Commission may reach out to you for additional information about your incident.

Individual consumers who have received unwanted robocalls or spoofed calls should not use this form. Instead, individuals should file complaints about such calls with the FCC’s Consumer Complaint Center: https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us.

Routine Uses: The FCC may release information provided in this form when necessary and appropriate under 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b) of the Privacy Act to: the public in FCC releases of notices or actions or when required to comply with federal laws or FCC regulations requiring public disclosure of the information contained in our records; to third parties, including individuals and businesses in the communications industry and public safety, FCC vendors and their contractors, and to other federal agencies or state, local, U.S. territorial, and Tribal government entities to administer, support, participate in, or receive information related to, FCC programs and activities; or to ensure compliance with the confidentiality and other rules regarding information sharing in the FCC’s programs and activities.; to other federal agencies or to other administrative or adjudicative bodies before which the FCC is authorized to appear; to federal, state, or local law enforcement when FCC becomes aware of an indication of a violation or potential violation of a civil or criminal statute, law, regulation, or order; to Federal agencies, non-Federal entities, their employees, and agents for the purpose of detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse in Federal programs; to non-federal personnel, including contractors, grantees, and volunteers who have been engaged to assist the FCC in the performance of a contract service, grant, cooperative agreement, or other activity related to this system of records and who need to have access to the records in order to perform their activity; and, to  appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when the FCC suspects or has confirmed that there has been a breach of information related to this system.

A complete list of the routine uses can be found in the system of records notice associated with this collection, FCC-2, Business Contacts and Certifications, posted at https://www.fcc.gov/managing-director/privacy-transparency/privacy-act-information.

Disclosure: Submission of your contact information is voluntary; however, providing this information will help the FCC to better investigate your reported incident and provide support for FCC enforcement of robocall and spoofing violations.


Tuesday, December 20, 2022