Robocall Scams

Robocall Settlements On The Rise

A new robocall settlement has been reached between a Florida car dealership and thousands of consumers and past customers who received unsolicited marketing robocalls from the company, Automotive News reports. As per the settlement, Grieco Ford of Fort Lauderdale is set to pay upwards of $4.8 million in compensation to tens of thousands of consumers [...]

By | 2019-05-02T12:35:50-05:00 May 2nd, 2019|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on Robocall Settlements On The Rise

Maryland GOP Aide Charged For Misleading Robocall

Maryland prosecutors have leveled criminal misdemeanor charges against Tyler Walch, aide to Republican delegate Richard Imallaria, for making illegal robocalls to consumers, according to the Baltimore Sun. Maryland Political Aide Accused Of Illegal Robocall Richard Impallaria represents voters in Maryland's Baltimore and Harford counties, but his aide, Tyler Walch, allegedly misrepresented facts to consumers by [...]

By | 2019-01-11T09:53:25-05:00 January 11th, 2019|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on Maryland GOP Aide Charged For Misleading Robocall

Debt Collection Companies Settle $9 Million Robocall Lawsuit

One of America's largest debt collectors has consented to pay $9 million in compensation to settle a lawsuit claiming that it spammed consumers in 18 California counties with illegal robocalls. The settlement dollars will be split between iQor Holdings and its subsidiary AlliedInterstate. iQor, AlliedInterstate Resolve Illegal Robocall Allegations State prosecutors accused the debt collection [...]

By | 2018-11-01T11:04:28-05:00 November 6th, 2018|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on Debt Collection Companies Settle $9 Million Robocall Lawsuit

FCC Announces $120 Million In Fines Against 2 Robocall Telemarketers

In the span of a single day, officials at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined one notorious robocaller a total of $82 million and announced a proposed fine of $37.5 million against another alleged spammer. Philip Roesel Placed 21M Robocalls, FCC Claims On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the FCC announced that it was imposing an [...]

By | 2018-10-09T13:29:26-05:00 October 9th, 2018|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on FCC Announces $120 Million In Fines Against 2 Robocall Telemarketers

Health Insurance Robocall Scams Surge Amid Obamacare Confusion

Robocall experts are warning of a veritable "explosion" in health care-related scams, as con artists around the country take advantage of confusion about recent changes in American health care policy, the Clarion Ledger reports. Con Artists Take Advantage Of Health Care Uncertainty In New Scams In December 2017, Congress repealed the individual mandate, a key [...]

By | 2018-09-26T10:51:16-05:00 September 26th, 2018|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on Health Insurance Robocall Scams Surge Amid Obamacare Confusion

Report: Robocall Scams Set To Reach 50% Of Cell Phone Calls In 2019

Nearly 50% of all calls in the next year will be scam robocalls, according to a new report from call management software company First Orion. Analyzing 50 billion calls over the last 18 months, First Orion identified a growing trend in phone call data: robocalls are increasing at an extraordinary rate, and most of them [...]

By | 2018-09-18T12:34:29-05:00 September 19th, 2018|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on Report: Robocall Scams Set To Reach 50% Of Cell Phone Calls In 2019

Racist Political Robocalls Infuriate Recipients, Lawmakers Across Country

In the run-up to mid-term elections, a wave of white supremacist political robocalls have infuriated Americans and politicians across the country. Many of the calling campaigns, which feature blatantly racist rhetoric, appear to stem from the Road To Power, a white supremacist video podcasting channel out of Idaho. The Attempt To "Weaponize Race" Through Robocalls [...]

By | 2018-09-12T12:34:44-05:00 September 12th, 2018|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on Racist Political Robocalls Infuriate Recipients, Lawmakers Across Country

Robocall Scam Roundup: 3 New Stories From The World Of Robocalls

Robocall tactics are constantly changing, as scammers and marketers devise new ways to harass us. Here's a rundown of the latest scams and tactics from robocallers that could affect you. Virginia Robocall Scam Targets Medicaid Expansion A new robocall scam is targeting Virginians in the run-up to the State's expansion of Medicaid coverage, which is [...]

By | 2018-08-30T10:31:19-05:00 August 30th, 2018|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on Robocall Scam Roundup: 3 New Stories From The World Of Robocalls

Chinese Robocall Scam Expands To Target Massachusetts

A new robocall scam that began in New York City is growing in scope and scale, as reports from the Patriot Ledger suggest that members of the Chinese community in Massachusetts are fielding hundreds of scam calls from fake government officials. Posing as Chinese police officers or Consulate officials, scam artists have inundated Chinese residents of [...]

By | 2018-07-18T14:16:53-05:00 August 23rd, 2018|Robocall Scams|Comments Off on Chinese Robocall Scam Expands To Target Massachusetts

FTC Sues Companies Accused Of Facilitating 1 Billion Robocalls Per Year

The Federal Trade Commission is striking out against yet another major company that it says facilitates over 1 billion illegal robocalls every year, filing a federal complaint against automatic dialing platform TelWeb in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Gizmodo reports. FTC Files Suit Against Robocall "Kingpins" FTC prosecutors are going [...]

By | 2018-07-18T13:55:14-05:00 August 9th, 2018|Robocall Scams|0 Comments