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FTC Launches Operation Call It Quits Against Robocallers

On July 25th, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with its state and federal partners, announced a major crackdown on illegal robocalls. The program, called Operation Call It Quits, includes 94 actions targeting operations responsible for over one billion calls.

Illegal Robocalls Are Focus Of Senate Hearing

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) updated the U.S. Senate on the progress of their fight against illegal robocalls and the harm inflicted on consumers and legitimate business. The April 18th hearing examined the problem of malicious spoofing and abusive robocalls designed to defraud consumers.

FCC-FTC Robocall Policy Forum Highlights

On Friday, March 23, the FCC-FTC held the first of two scheduled forums addressing illegal robocalls. This first meeting brought together telecommunications experts and officials from the FCC and FTC to discuss ways for dealing with the growing problem of illegal robocalls.

Violator of TSR and DNC Fined $45 Million by FTC

Three Utah-based firms and their owner have agreed to a proposed court order settling the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) charges against them. The proposed court order imposes a $45.5 million civil penalty judgment, of which all but $487,735 is conditionally suspended, provided certain conditions are met.

FTC-FCC Agenda For March 2018 Joint Policy Forum

The FTC and FCC have announced the agenda for their first of two joint Robocall forums. The topic at the March 23 event will cover the regulatory challenges posed by illegal robocalls and what the two agencies are doing to protect consumers and encourage the development of private-sector solutions.

FTC and FCC to Co-host Two Robocall Policy Forums

The two federal agencies that affect the telemarketing industry the most, the FTC and the FCC, have announced that they will be co-hosting two events aimed at reducing Illegal Robocalls and Caller ID spoofing.