FCC Gets Serious

from The Kinston Free Press

Anyone in the United States who has been disturbed by a robocall during dinner might feel a certain schadenfreude when they hear that a scam artist who conducted those calls on a shocking scale faces a $120 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission. Here's hoping this is only the FCC's first step in shutting down a practice that preys on consumers and causes plenty of annoyance along the way.

A $120 million fine may sound steep, but it comes out to just more than a dollar for each of the 96,758,223 illegal calls the FCC estimates Adrian Abramovich made over the course of three months. Americans may have received approximately 7.2 billion calls in the same period of time. That is 2.4 billion per month and almost 1,000 per second.

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