FCC Busts Florida Robocall Operator With Massive Fine

FCC Busts Florida Robocall Operator With Massive Fine

Robocalls are a bane of the existence of anyone who owns a telephone. They’re unwanted and numerous. The FCC has attempted to reign robocalls in for years and has just slapped one of the largest operators with a massive fine.

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Adrian Abramovich was struck with a $120 million fine, the largest to date. The sentence puts a face on robocall in and serves as a deterrent for other operators. Again, for years operators have gone unchecked for years. Since one operator has been hit with a devastating fine the game continued for them.

Striking at a major operator such as Adrian Abramovich. His operation carried out 96 million robocalls. The technique used was identified as “neighbor spoofing.” This uses the area code of the target area to fish for callers since it is known that American recipients are more likely to answer local numbers than out-of-state ones.

If recipients answer the call, they are forwarded along to an agent who attempts to sell them on whatever they’re peddling. In the case of Abramovich, his operation interfered with calls from legit medical industry institutions. It also ran afoul of the Truth in Caller ID Act stating the operator’s intent to “defraud or wrongfully obtain anything of value.”

If Abramovich being slapped with this fine curbs robocalls remains to be seen. If illegal activity has taught us anything its if one technique is compromised someone has another that hasn’t.


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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