The FCC has been conducting some major ass-kicking lately, a trend it is continuing with its latest move: slapping a $2.94 million fine, the biggest in FCC history, on a serial robocaller.
When PayPal updated its user agreement earlier this month, people were pissed off. The agreement left people with two options: Agree to receive robocalls from PayPal, or stop using the service. Now the company is back-pedalling on the whole “deal with our obnoxious, aggressive automatic calling or GTFO” policy.
Way back in October, the Federal Trade Commission admitted impotence against the ever-tenacious robocall and essentially begged the nation to find some way to make the madness stop. With a cool $50,000 tossed in to sweeten the deal, two winners have, at last, surfaced: meet Nomorobo and the decidedly less catchy…
The Federal Trade Commission is offering $50,000 to the first person to take down one of the most abhorrent aspects of daily life: robocallers. With the Do Not Call Registry proving to be a resounding failure, the FTC is putting themselves at the mercy of the nation's tech savvy.
This is going to feel good: now you can call all supporters of SOPA and PIPA, the dreadful US internet censorship laws, using a simple web site. Just record your very own message, pay some dollars and fire away.
Since 1991, marketing robocalls in the US have been as tightly regulated as medicine, meth, and murder. But if HR 3035 makes its way through Congress, it's going to be open season for the automatons to call your cellphone.
The Federal Trade Commission, that good old shoplifting whore, has finally decided to make automated marketing robocalls illegal starting next week. After September 1, violators may get fines of up to $16,000 per call, except for the usual suspects.
These ridiculous people at National Auto Warranty Services (US Fidelis) are the only people to ever spam-call me on my cellphone. Now I know why.