Credit unions that engage in legitimate debt collectionpractices could still find their actions restricted by the FederalCommunications Commission.

The agency has until June to write rules to implement a lawpassed by Congress aimed at cracking down on businesses that causecaller identification services to translate “misleading orinaccurate” caller information aimed at defrauding or wrongfullyobtaining something of value.

The FCC needs to provide exemptions so as not to ensnare thosewho are operating properly, according to an advisory memo from thePhiladelphia law firm Ballard Spahr. Congress passed the law, theTruth in Caller ID Act, last December.

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