FTC Asks Court to Order Permanent Halt To Pretexting

The FTC asked a district court to announce a forever ban against businesses using false pretenses, or “pretexting,” to acquire customers phone records and then sell them to third parties.

This comes after the Hewlett-Packard hearings where pretexted phone records were a central issue.Did the HP fracas merely exposed the problem, or did someone just wanted to punish companies involved in getting and selling records… — BEN POPKEN

FTC Asks Court to Order Permanent Halt to Telephone Record Pretexting [FTC.gov] [Photo by Josh Mullenite]