FCC Tries To Stop Annoying Auto Warranty Spam Calls
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking new steps to try to stop annoying spam auto warranty calls. If you feel like you’re getting a lot of them, you’re not alone: The FCC believes that more than 8 billion of these spam calls, which the agency says may be illegal, have been generated by a few entities since at least 2018. .
The FCC believes the calls were generated by an “operation” consisting of “Roy Cox, Jr., Aaron Michael Jones, their companies Sumco Panama, and international associates,” according to an FCC press release. The FCC has told some carriers to cease and desist from forwarding calls and ordered all networks to “watch out for this traffic.”
The agency has also opened an official case to investigate calls for “possible violations of law”, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit to fight the appeals system. automated, naming 22 accused.
“Billions of auto warranty robocalls from a single call campaign. Billions! FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. “Auto warranty scams are one of the top complaints we receive from consumers and it’s time to hold those accountable for these unwanted calls.”
I don’t know about you, but I get several spam car warranty calls a week – even though I don’t own a car – and I personally hope these moves do something to slow them down. If you want to take matters into your own hands, check out our guide on how to stop annoying robocalls.