The FTC is Cracking Down on Robocallers Responsible For a Billion Unwanted Phone Calls





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people looking at phonesToday the FTC announced that they will be announcing a massive crackdown on Robocallers. According to the FTC, they are working with the Indiana Attorney General to go after robocallers responsible for more than a billion illegal robocalls. This new operation will be officially announced tomorrow and will be called “Operation Call it Quits.”

This seems to be part of an ongoing effort to crack down on robocallers. Back in March the FTC announced that they have won a court order against four separate operations that have been “bombarding consumers nationwide with billions of unwanted and illegal robocalls pitching auto warranties, debt-relief services, home security systems, fake charities, and Google search.” The FTC also went after one company that provided the software platform used to make more than one billion illegal robocalls. Some of these groups spoofed caller IDs to trick you into answering.;

With the Federal Trade Commission’s victory in court, they received an order that banned the defendants from making robocalls and most telemarketing activities. The court also imposed millions of dollars in fines judgment against the groups.

“We have brought dozens of cases targeting illegal robocalls, and fighting unwanted calls remains one of our highest priorities,” said Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “We also have great advice on call-blocking services and how to reduce unwanted calls at”

This is not the end of robocalls but hopefully a first step to cracking down on companies who make illegal robocalls.

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