US government announces nationwide crackdown on robocallers

KOAM NEWS NOW | June 25, 2019

The US government announced a nationwide crackdown on illegal robocalls on Tuesday targeting companies and individuals who have collectively placed over 1 billion unwanted calls for financial schemes and other services according to the Federal Trade Commission. The crackdown involves nearly 100 cases five of which are criminal enforcement actions. They were brought by the FTC Justice Department 15 states and a slew of local authorities. It marks the latest effort by regulators to battle back the tide of unwanted and illegal calls from telemarketers and scammers.

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