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Florida Man to be Fined $1.25 Per Robocall… All 96 Million of Them

24th June 2017

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America’s comms regulator, the FCC, will fine a Florida Man $120m for flooding the country with nearly 100 million robocalls in three months.

The watchdog said that Adrian Abramovich of Miami ran a scheme that made more than a million calls a day – each with its caller ID information altered – with the aim of selling travel packages and condo timeshares.

The calls, 96 million of them in total, were presented on caller ID as coming from travel companies like TripAdvisor, Expedia, Hilton, and Marriott. When answered, they played a recorded message and, if the user prompted for more information, they were connected to an overseas call center, where the operator would try to sell a vacation package.

The spoofed numbers are a violation of the FCC’s Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, opening the door to the massive nine-figure penalty. Abramovich was also cited for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and federal wire fraud laws.

Waterboarded. I want him waterboarded as well. Once for each call.

2 Responses to “Florida Man to be Fined $1.25 Per Robocall… All 96 Million of Them”

  1. Elganned Says:

    Why so negative and harsh? He’s only supplying the market; he didn’t create the demand.
    If it wasn’t lucrative, he wouldn’t do it.

    Markets work even when you don’t want them to.

  2. Soren K Says:

    Someone please track down “Rachel” who continues to call both of my cell phones several times a week, spoofing area codes all across the country. Never the same number twice. Worst of it is when the phone is in my pants pocket and I’m driving. The good thing is there’s no problem with my credit card, but she needs to talk to me….. Stupid Rachel. Go away.