FTC Announces New Public Web Page with Interactive Do Not Call and Robocall Data

As part of its continued efforts to help make the Do Not Call (DNC) data it collects more transparent and easier for consumers to use, the Federal Trade Commission today announced the debut of a new interactive public web page containing a wealth of information about the National DNC Registry and unwanted telemarketing robocalls. The […]

FTC Sues to Stop Two Operations Responsible for Making Billions of Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court seeking to stop two related operations and their principals who allegedly facilitated billions of illegal robocalls to consumers nationwide, pitching everything from auto warranties to home security systems and supposed debt-relief services. The FTC charged the defendants with violating the agency’s Telemarketing Sales […]

FTC and FCC to Co-Host Expo on April 23 Featuring Technologies to Block Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will co-host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068. FTC Chief of Staff Svetlana Gans and FCC Chief of Staff Matthew Berry will give […]

FTC and FCC to Host Joint Policy Forum on Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a joint policy forum this Friday aimed at furthering the fight against illegal robocalls and caller ID spoofing. The Forum will discuss past, current, and potential future action to protect consumers and empower service providers to block illegal robocalls. Remarks will be delivered by […]

Agenda Announced for the March 23, 2018 FTC-FCC Joint Policy Forum on Fighting the Scourge of Illegal Robocalls

9:30 am Welcome Remarks by Patrick Webre, Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC Opening Remarks by Ajit Pai, Chairman, FCC Video Remarks by Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, FTC Remarks by Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, FCC 9:45 am    Panel 1: Challenges Facing Consumers and Industry Today Moderator: Micah Caldwell, Special Counsel, Office of the Bureau […]

FTC and FCC to Host Joint Policy Forum and Consumer Expo to Fight the Scourge of Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission today announced two upcoming events aimed at furthering the fight against illegal robocalls and caller ID spoofing. The agencies will co-host a Policy Forum later this month and a Technology Expo in April. Unwanted calls — including illegal robocalls, spoofed calls, and telemarketing — are a […]

FTC and FCC Seek Exhibitors for an Expo Featuring Technologies to Block Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are seeking exhibitors for their joint Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo, which will be held Monday, April 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the FCC’s Pepco Edison Place Gallery at 702 8th St. NW, Washington, DC. The Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo will feature innovative technologies, […]

FTC Provides Comment to FCC Encouraging Providers of Call-Blocking Services to Take Steps to Avoid Blocking Wanted Calls

In a comment provided to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), staff of the Federal Trade Commission responded to the FCC’s request for input on potential mechanisms to address erroneously blocked robocalls, without imposing undue harm on callers and consumers. In the comment, FTC staff stresses its support for the FCC’s inquiry into this important issue, […]

FTC Provides Comments Supporting Federal Communications Commission Initiatives to Allow Providers to Block More Illegal Calls

In a comment provided to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission expressed support for the FCC’s efforts to enable telecommunications providers to engage in call blocking at the network level to protect consumers from illegal calls. The FTC has long championed the development of technological solutions to thwart the rise in illegal […]

FTC Obtains Court Judgments Against California-based Robocallers Who Placed Billions of Illegal Calls

A federal district court judge in California has approved default judgments against Aaron Michael Jones and nine companies whom the Federal Trade Commission charged earlier this year with running an operation that blasted consumers with billions of illegal telemarketing robocalls. The FTC estimates that in making the illegal robocalls, Jones and the companies he controlled […]