FCC and Florida Team Up Against Fraudulent Telemarketers (Still No Official TCPA Word Yet)

It’s Wednesday. Still no word from the FCC Commission on the TCPA. But TCPA-related news isn’t waiting for anything official — which takes us to Florida.

The Federal Trade Commission and Florida’s Attorney General have joined forces to cease the operations of 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 card interest rate reduction programs.” And no, it’s not Disney.

“These scammers were making illegal robocalls to people nationwide, some of whom were seniors on fixed incomes. Too often the services promised were never provided, and consumers faced even more credit card debt through charges made without their consent,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi. “My office, in partnership with the FTC, has shut down this illegal credit card interest rate reduction scam and brought those responsible under the control of a federal court receiver.”

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