FTC Launches Operation Against Robocalls
Yesterday, they announced 'Operation Call It Quits', and unveiled more than 90 new enforcement actions against companies behind at least one-billion robocalls. In total, the FTC has brought 145 cases against nearly 500 companies and nearly 400 individuals responsible for illegal calls.
FTC commissioners Rebecca Kelly Slaughter-Democrat, and Noah Phillips-Republican, say this is one issue everyone can agree on. Phillips concedes though, "…Operation Call it Quits is part of the solution to the problem, it is not the whole of the solution."
Officials say it's a step in the right direction, but because many of these offenders are overseas, they're expecting some difficulties. Director of Consumer Protections Andrew Smith says to avoid being on more robocall lists, it's best to not speak or press any buttons before hanging up on a pre-recording. He also asks the public to report any robocall numbers at the FTC website.