Released: May 11, 2018
Florida man behind 100 million robocalls hit with huge FCC fine
Source: Rachel Siegel, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
Issuing its largest fine to date, the Federal Communications Commission levied a $120 million fine on a massive robocall spoofing operation it deemed a threat to public safety.
The FCC announced Thursday morning that it would fine Adrian Abramovich, a Miami man who the commission said made almost 100 million spoofed robocalls over a three-month period at the end of 2016. The FCC argued that Abramovich’s operation made the phony calls to trick consumers into answering and listening to his advertising messages. The fine was based on 80,000 spoofed calls the commission had verified.
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