June 29, 2017

FCC Proposes $120 Million in Fines for Serial Spoofer and Warns that Spoofer’s TCPA and Wire Fraud Activities Must Cease

By Laura H. Phillips

Acting on complaints from TripAdvisor, other travel and hospitality companies, and from many consumers, the FCC voted to issue a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) finding that Adrian Abramovich apparently perpetrated one of the largest spoofed robocall campaigns that the agency has ever investigated.

The FCC, through its Enforcement Bureau, concurrently released a separate Citation and Order notifying Abramovich that he also violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the federal wire fraud statute by making these same illegal telemarketing calls to emergency lines, wireless phones, and residential phones. The FCC said that the calls included prerecorded messages that falsely claimed affiliation with well-known U.S. travel and hotel companies, thus defrauding unsuspecting consumers receiving the calls.

Read “FCC Proposes $120 Million in Fines for Serial Spoofer and Warns that Spoofer’s TCPA and Wire Fraud Activities Must Cease.”

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