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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:07 pm 
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Robocaller hit with record $120 million fine

The Federal Communications Commission Thursday finalized its largest robocalling fine in history against Adrian Abramovich, a Florida man who is charged with making nearly 100 million spoofed robocalls in just three months.

Abramovich, who claimed in Senate testimony that he was "not the kingpin of robocalling as alleged," must now pay the FCC's $120 million fine or bring the dispute to federal court. Notably, the FCC's second-largest fine in history, which asks for $95 million, related to a robocalling operation that was charged last August for allegedly making about one-fifth as many phone calls.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/robocaller ... lion-fine/


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:22 pm 
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I get ten or twelve of those kinds of robot scamming calls a week.

I'm almost to the stage where I'm willing to have the authorities start shooting the bastards who program them. :|


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Sam, if you were in this area code, you'd get 5 of the damn things every day, all spoofed to look local.

They make phone lines useless. Millions of people pay for numbers they can't answer. No point changing them, because the same thing happens. The fine should have been 5X that, and part should reimburse ratepayers.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:36 pm 
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I wish the FCC would find the person(s) making robocalls telling me not to use my Apple products until I talk to one of their technicians or pay to fix them. I've received seven calls on my answering machine in less than 8 hours with this computer generated voice robocall. Fining them is fine but they should spend a nice long time in jail.

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