Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 16 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H4'ed 3/27/19

In fighting 'scourge of illegal robocalls,' FTC Wins Serious Judgments Against Some of the Worst; More to Go!

Quicklink Submitted By   3 comments
Become a Premium Member Would you like to know how many people have read this article? Or how reputable the author is? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too.
Author 4578
Message Stephen Fox
Become a Fan
  (31 fans)


FTC Cracks Down On Four Illegal Robocalling Operations | NBC Nightly News The Federal Trade Commission announced that four operations responsible for bombarding consumers with billions of unwanted and illegal robocalls had ...
(Image by YouTube, Channel: NBC News)
  Details   DMCA

"Under court orders announced today defendants are banned from robocalling and telemarketing activities, including those using an automatic dialer, and will pay significant financial judgments," FTC said Tuesday. "The defendant in one of these cases provided the software platform that resulted in more than one billion illegal robocalls."

Pointbreak sent robocalls claiming to be from Google “data service providers” or “authorized Google My Business agencies.”

The calls told small business owners that they were about to be listed as “permanently closed” in Google’s search results, then asked for hundreds of dollars to keep the listing online. 

If a business paid up, Pointbreak would ask for  higher rates to optimize its search ranking.

The settlements bar these companies from running other robocall operations and impose fines that range from roughly $500,000 to $3.64 million.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.nbcnews.com

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Stephen Fox Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: