The Federal Communications Commission announced a $2.96 million fine against Travel Club Marketing, Inc., its related companies, and the companies’ owner Olen Miller. Travel Club Marketing, based in Tampa, Florida, made or initiated at least 185 “robocalls,” all of which were unsolicited, prerecorded advertising calls to over 142 consumers who had not consented to the robocalls… Read more »
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 10,387 checks totaling more than $969,000 to consumers who lost money to a credit card interest rate reduction scam. The FTC sued Innovative Wealth Builders (IWB), a telemarketing operation that falsely promised consumers it could reduce their credit card interest rates and save them thousands of dollars on their… Read more »
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that Porter Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay $150,000 as part of an undertaking for alleged violations of Canada’s anti-spam legislation. Once made aware of the investigation by the CRTC, Porter Airlines was cooperative and immediately took corrective actions to comply with the legislation. Read more… Read more »
The ICO has today raided a business believed to be behind millions of nuisance calls. ICO staff searched a south Manchester call centre and related office they believed contained an automatic dialler suspected of making 100,000 calls a day. It is thought the business made automated calls playing a recorded message. People who responded to… Read more »
June 23, 2015 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau Three Montreal‑based telemarketers have been sentenced by the Court of Québec for their role in a deceptive telemarketing operation that sold business directories, subscriptions to online directories, office supplies and first aid kits using misleading sales techniques that targeted thousands of businesses in Canada, the United… Read more »
A coordinated and action-oriented approach to unwanted and fraudulent spam, SMS messages and unwanted telemarketing calls were the goals of the June 8-12 meeting in Dublin of the “London Action Plan.” (LAP). LAP is a public-private network of regulators, enforcers, technologists, and anti-abuse professionals. LAP continues to identify ways to protect consumers through coordinated international… Read more »
On April 28, 2015, Cloudmark released its 2015 Q1 Security Threat Report which underscored the beneficial impact that Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has had on spam in Canada since it came into force on July 1, 2015. The Cloudmark report had the following to say on CASL: “On July 1st of last year, a stringent anti-spam… Read more »
In March 2015, after conducting two lengthy cross-border investigations with the assistance of the US Federal Trade Commission, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued Notices of Violation with administrative monetary penalties totaling $345,000 to two American companies for violating Canada’s Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Maple Accounting and Caribbean Cruise Line Inc. had multiple violations of… Read more »
Auckland man sent 2,230 commercial electronic messages that included links to his free Android app.
Settlement with the FTC and Florida Attorney General Stops Operations that Used Robocalls to Fraudulently Pitch Medical Alert Devices to Seniors
Defendants lied about health organizations endorsing their products
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