FTC, Law Enforcement Authorities Take Sweeping Action against Illegal Robocalls

Source: FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) together with its federal and state law enforcement partners conducted another major crackdown against illegal robocalls.

On Tuesday, the FTC said the joint crackdown called “Operation Call it Quits” targeted entities responsible for more than a billion illegal robocalls across the country.

These entities are bothering consumers anytime of the day with calls selling different products and services including money making opportunities and medical alert systems.

In addition to enforcement actions, Operation Call it Quits includes FTC’s efforts to disseminate new information to educate consumers regarding illegal robocalls. The Commission is also promoting the development of technology-based solutions to prevent robocalls and caller ID spoofing.

FTC and its partners brought numerous enforcement actions against illegal robocallers

Operation Call it Quits resulted to the filing of six new cases and three new settlements. As of today, the total number of cases filed against illegal robocallers and Don Not Call (DNC) violators is 145.