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The Federal Trade Commission has filed a joint complaint with the Florida Attorney General’s Office charging a New York-based operation known as Lifewatch with using blatantly illegal and deceptive robocalls to trick older consumers throughout the United States and Canada into signing up for...
Announced in June 2019 as part of a crackdown on illegal robocalls against operations around the country responsible for more than one billion calls, this court order contains provisions related to two sets of defendants: 1) the Lifewatch defendants, which includes Lifewatch, Inc.,...
A petición de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y de la Fiscal General de Florida, una corte federal de distrito ha ordenado el cese temporario de una operación con base en Orlando que ha estado bombardeando a los consumidores desde el año 2011 con campañas masivas de...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General, a federal district court has temporarily halted an Orlando-based operation that has been bombarding consumers since 2011 with massive robocall campaigns designed to trick them into paying up-front for worthless credit...
The Federal Trade Commission highlighted to Congress its multi-faceted approach to protecting consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls and illegal robocalls (prerecorded phone messages) in testimony today before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is launching two new robocall contests challenging the public to develop a crowd-source honeypot and better analyze data from an existing honeypot. A honeypot is an information system that may be used by government, private and academic partners...
Settling defendants to pay more than $500,000 in penalties for billions of illegal robocalls
In a comment submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, the directors of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Bureau of Economics, and Office of Policy Planning write that, in their view, no legal barriers or policy considerations prevent common carriers from...
FTC’s complaint alleges that Dish initiated, or caused a telemarketer to initiate, calls to numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 16,590 refund checks totaling more than $700,000 this week to consumers who lost money to a “Rachel from Cardholder Services” scheme that allegedly promised to reduce the interest rate on consumers’ credit cards for an up-front fee. Each check will be for $42...
A settlement obtained by the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General permanently shuts down an Orlando-based operation that bilked seniors by using pre-recorded robocalls to sell them supposedly free medical alert systems.
The court imposed the judgment after finding Atalla had hid assets and misrepresented his financial condition to the agency.
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for consumers to submit comments regarding the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) through November 13, 2014. On July 31, 2014, the FTC announced that it had begun a review of the TSR, as part of its systematic review of the Commission’s...
A federal district court in New York has barred the operators of an illegal robocall scheme from falsely telling consumers they could obtain refunds from the Federal Trade Commission on their behalf.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced updated fees starting on October 1, 2014, for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the winners of its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest held at the DEF CON 22 hacking conference in Las Vegas Aug. 7-10. Zapping Rachel marks the latest step in the FTC’s ongoing campaign to combat illegal, pre-recorded telemarketing calls known as...

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