FCC Takes Multiple Actions to Combat Robocalls

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FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has announced a set of actions to combat unwanted robocalls.  Among the actions taken was a $225 million fine (the largest in FCC history) imposed against Texas telemarketers for illegally spoofing approximately 1 billion robocalls to sell short-term health insurance plans of well-known insurance companies.  The FCC also delivered cease-and-desist letters to six voice providers, RSCom, Stratics Networks, Yodel Technologies, Icon Global, IDT Corporation, Third Rock Telecom, for consistently violating FCC guidelines on the use of autodialing and prerecorded voice message calls. 

The FCC also launched a Robocall Response Team, comprised of FCC staff, to coordinate Commission efforts on robocalls, and delivered letters to the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and the National Association of State Attorneys General to renew partnerships to combat illegal robocalling.

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