FCC Proposes Record 225M Fine For Massive Robocall Campaign
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The US Federal Communications Commission proposed on Tuesday a $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers for making [ approximately 1 billion illegally spoofed robocalls] in 2019 under several business names. The telemarketers falsely claimed to offer health insurance plans through major health insurance companies, the FCC said in a release.
If approved, the FCC's proposed $225 million fine would be the largest in the commission's 86-year history.
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