Tag Archives: Robocalls

FCC Proposes Largest Robocall Fine Ever as Chair Makes Comments About ‘Fix’ing Consumer Protections Under TCPA

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed its largest fine ever — $45 million — against a company accused of making “hundreds of thousands” of illegal robocalls attempting to sell health insurance. Perhaps most interestingly to companies in the accounts receivable management industry was a comment from the Chair of the …

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FTC Gets Orders to Compel Compliance with CIDs

Two federal courts in California have ordered Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers to turn over information that the Federal Trade Commission is seeking as part of the agency’s investigations into illegal robocalls. The FTC yesterday issued a press release warning companies that fail to comply with such court orders may …

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Indiana AG Sues Telecom Company For Facilitating Robocall Scams

Todd Rokita, the Attorney General for the state of Indiana, yesterday announced his office has filed a lawsuit against a telecom company for acting as a gateway provider to scammers making hundreds of millions of illegal robocalls across the country. The lawsuit was filed against Startel Communications, which is owned …

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FCC Takes More Action to Fight Against Robocalls

A new anti-robocall deadline went into effect last week and the Federal Communications Commission issued a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to take additional steps to block robocalls from being connected with consumers as the fight against robocalls continued. First, as of September 28, phone companies are prohibited from accepting …

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STIR/SHAKEN Compliance Deadline is Today

Today is a new day for companies making calls, including those in the accounts receivable management industry. Starting today, phone carriers are required to deploy the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication protocols that were built to combat the illegal spoofing of phone numbers and provide consumers with a level of comfort that …

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Maine Enacts Anti-Robocall Law

The governor of Maine has signed a bill into law that will require telephone companies that offer services aimed at reducing the number of robocalls received by their subscribers to do so “at a reasonably affordable cost” in an attempt to reduce the number of robocalls received by residents of …

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