Feds Target Cell Phone and GPS Jamming Devices

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The Federal Communications Commission announced a sweeping new crackdown and public awareness campaign against the marketing, sale, and use of illegal cell phone and GPS jamming devices, which it warns can disrupt vital law enforcement and public safety communications, such as 911 calls.

The new campaign included two Enforcement Advisories, one aimed at consumers and the other at retailers and manufacturers of jamming devices. The consumer advisory spells out the illegality and dangers of jamming devices, while the other underscores the federal penalties for the manufacture and sale of jamming devices, which can include fines, seizure and imprisonment.