The New Reassigned Number Database, the FCC and the Bona Fide Error Defense

NCBA Briefing Webinar

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Category: Webinars

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The CFPB’s Debt Collection Rule provides a bona fide error (BFE) defense from third-party communications liability. The text message BFE defense requires using a “complete and accurate database” to confirm that the consumer’s telephone number has not been re-assigned.

The CFPB identified the FCC’s Reassigned Numbers Database to comply with the BFE requirement.

Learn from FCC staff member Karen Schroeder, Associate Chief, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau about the database’s background and how to accurately utilize this tool to avoid unintended pit falls.

This webinar is not eligible for CLE.


Karen Schroeder
Associate Chief, Consumer Policy Division
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau