FCC issues largest fine in history to Texas telemarketers

FCC, Robocalls

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued its largest fine in history.

Texas-based telemarketers have to pay $225 Million in fines for sending about a billion robocalls, claiming to sell insurance.

Most of these calls were made during the first four months of 2019 with many of them being illegally spoofed (i.e. using a fake caller I.D.).

The callers falsely claimed to sell insurance from well-known companies, like Blue Cross Blue Shield. To combat future robocalls, the FCC is creating a new response team to focus on this issue.

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