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FTC Fines VoIP Service Provider $2 Million for TSR Violations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the State of Ohio have announced that they are fining Globex Telecom, Inc.—a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider—approximately $2 million for violating multiple consumer protection regulations, including the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and Ohio’s Telephone Solicitation Sales Act.

Judge Orders Defendant in TCPA Case to Be Arrested

While Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations can be very expensive, it’s rare for them to result in an arrest. A telemarketer in Texas has managed to conduct himself so egregiously in his TCPA lawsuit that he may end up spending some time behind bars, or at least in handcuffs.

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.

Robocall Scammer's Historic $120 Million FCC Fine

The largest robocall fine in history was issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FCC). The $120 million fine against Adrian Abramovich was for making nearly 100 million robocalls over a three month period that spoofed CallerID.

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.

Telemarketing Charity Fundraiser Fined $250,000

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a complaint against the Ohio based charity and political fundraiser, InfoCision. The company is alleged to have violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) by making false or misleading statements that induce consumers to make donations.

Leaked Email Reveals A New Pro-Business CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is going through major changes under the new leadership of Mick Mulvaney. In a leaked internal email sent by President Trump’s acting director to staff, he issued his mission statement and set a clear new course for the CFPB.