News: FCC Fines Robocall Company
By Tim Marvin on Monday, February 9th, 2015
The FCC dropped a $25,000 fine on the robocall company Message Communications, Inc for:
“[O]bstruction of an Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) investigation into the Company’s compliance with the Communications Act and our rules relating to the practice of making calls using artificial or prerecorded voice messages—“robocalling”. Robocalls may be made to consumers cell phones only if the consumer has consented or during an emergency — all other robocalls to cell phones are illegal.”
This is a good step for regulators, who are under a mountain of consumer pressure to stop robocalls. This fine is hopefully one of many that crack down on illegal robocalls, however, regulators need to go much further.