File this under “‘Bout Damn Time” – a major robo-call bust nationwide.
Care to guess what scam capitol state they’re from? Hint, it’s also known as the Sunshine state.
It’s being done just in time to clear the things up a bit before all those political calls begin.
I had one a@@hole robo-calling me so much, I made numerous complaints to the Feds and State folks.
He stopped calling my number…and then CLONED MY PHONE NUMBER to annoy everyone else.
I started getting nasty calls from strangers before figuring it out. Finally had to turn off my phone.
Here’s the information from the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday’s action:
The Federal Trade Commission and its law enforcement partners today announced a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country that are responsible for more than one billion calls pitching a variety of products and services including credit card interest rate reduction services, money-making opportunities, and medical alert systems.
The joint crackdown, “Operation Call it Quits,” is part of the Commission’s ongoing effort to help stem the tide of universally loathed pre-recorded telemarketing calls. It also includes new information to help educate consumers about illegal robocalls. In addition, the FTC continues to promote the development of technology-based solutions to block robocalls and combat caller ID spoofing.
“Operation Call it Quits” includes four new cases and three new settlements from the FTC alone. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed two of the new cases on the FTC’s behalf. Collectively, the defendants in these cases were responsible for making more than a billion illegal robocalls to consumers nationwide. Today’s announcement brings the number of cases the FTC has brought against illegal robocallers and Do Not Call (DNC) violators to 145.
“We’re all fed up with the tens of billions of illegal robocalls we get every year,” said Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Today’s joint effort shows that combatting this scourge remains a top priority for law enforcement agencies around the nation.”