FCC looks to fine robocall operation nearly 300-million dollars

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The FCC wants to hit the largest robocall operation with its largest fine in history.

The agency has proposed a nearly 300-million dollar fine against Cox and Jones enterprise for “Egregious violations”.

They say Roy Cox, junior and Michael Aaron jones ran an operation which made more than five billion calls in three months.

That’s enough to call each person in the united states 15 times.

The calls involved an auto warranty scam using pre-recorded calls to press consumers to speak to a “Warranty specialist.”

Many of the calls were international.

But numbers were “Spoofed” to look like a local call.

In July, the FCC issued a notice and order to all American-based voice service providers.

Calling on them to stop carrying specified traffic related to the auto warranty scam robocalls.

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