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Beware of Low Power FM Radio Scams

A recent FCC Consumer Advsiory warns:

"The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has learned of scams that apparently target low power FM (LPFM) station applicants.

Applicants report they have received e-mails or letters offering to “jet start” an LPFM station or telling them to buy equipment or services that may not be useful or necessary. Perpetrators of these scams may refer to the equipment or station as a “Part 15 device” or “Part 15 transmitter.”

Part 15 devices or transmitters are low power, non-licensed transmitters. Examples of these types of transmitters are cordless phones, baby monitors, garage door openers, wireless home security systems and hundreds of other types of common electronic equipment that utilize very little power. Operators of Part 15 devices are not required to obtain a license from the FCC to use them.

Perpetrators of these scams advertise the Part 15 devices as a means to start an LPFM radio station. Some perpetrators have advised potential applicants to use the perpetrator’s expertise/services (for a fee) to prevent FCC rejection of their applications."

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