FCC Adopts NAL Proposing $116 Million Fine for Illegal Robocalls

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The FCC has proposed a $116 million fine for robocalls made in an apparent toll-free pumping robocalling scheme by Thomas Dorsher through the following entities: ChariTel Inc.; OnTel Inc.; and ScammerBlaster Inc.  Robocalls are currently prohibited to be made to any service for which the called party is charged for the call unless the caller has prior express consent or it’s for an emergency purpose.  An FCC Enforcement Bureau investigation uncovered that ChariTel Inc. made about 9.7 million prerecorded voice message calls to toll free numbers over a two-month period, in which Dorsher was financially compensated for each call. Neither the allegations in the Notice of Apparently Liability nor the proposed sanctions are final FCC actions.

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