FTC Announces 'Call it Quits' Robocall Crackdown

From PC Mag: The only people who like robocalls are the ones profiting from them, so news of a major crackdown by the FTC and its law enforcement partners will come as music to the ears of just about everyone.

The crackdown is called "Operation Call it Quits" and it has resulted in 94 actions, four new cases, and three new settlements by the FTC. In total, this accounts for operations that placed over one billion pre-recorded telemarketing calls pushing everything from credit card interest rate reduction to medical alert systems.

Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, said, "We're all fed up with the tens of billions of illegal robocalls we get every year ... Today's joint effort shows that combating this scourge remains a top priority for law enforcement agencies around the nation."

The scope of the action taken is huge, with 25 federal, state, and local agencies involved and a further 87 enforcement actions carried out. For the FTC specifically, the four new cases involved First Choice Horizon LLC, 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle, Derek Jason Bartoli, and Media Mix 365 LLC. Settlements were agreed with Lifewatch Inc., Redwood Scientific, and Life Management Services.

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