Six more weeks until the full implementation! Fines are on the way! The unsafe amount of Robocalling has been declining, but what is on the way will be a great end to the menace of letting these companies and persons guise under using all sorts of robot calling systems, and having it a legal option. As I already stated, we have all been suffering of our right to peace and tranquility with our right to the privacy of our phone number. In an earlier post: “Heavy Surge of Robocalls…Seeking Fines Now On Robocalling!“, I have had a series of articles starting shortly before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that there were going to be heavy fines for the companies who possess machines that initiate robocalls and/or employ workers running robocall equipment and for them to be on warning. While the pandemic was in it’s core from the period of March through June, it looked like a dramatic improvement with barely any calls coming though because of the stay at home orders and the fact that this equipment is obviously in commercial properties. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act was passed late 2019 calls for fines up to $10,000! You need to make sure that:

With this I am making sure that each violation robocall on my “Do Not Call” registry with the FTC is reported to the “Report FTC’s  Unwanted Calls” link. Then if they are reported and continue to call I am reporting such instances to the FTC’s “Submit A Complaint” link. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TPCA) protects consumers for receiving unwanted, pre-recorded calls made with machine or robot equipment in any case where in is unprecedented. It is especially aggravated when the call offers no “working” method to deactivate future calls right from the call. Exceptions are government agencies, subscriptions whereby you sign up for a call, and some medical reasons including appointment reminders. The TPCA also protect consumers from receiving unwanted texts and videos, and are reported in the same methods as calls as listed above. Receipt of lewd material, especially if children have access to such, is definitely an aggravated offense. So much so, that any of this activity should be turned directly over to your local law enforcement officials immediately upon receipt, without any reporting or other delay in activity needed, in order to expedite a case in regards to this horrible activity.

The Latest “Do Not Call” Registry Statistics:

Right now, we have to get around the despicable amount of outrageous calls coming our way. After they are not permitted to go through anymore, fines will be in the works.! In one case–United States vs. Palumbo, there were undisclosed fines plus over $389,000 in civil suits due in a scheme that mostly emanated in the country of India, and had officers inside the U.S., some in the State of Georgia, so there will be plenty of litigation coming our way for the damages incurred with all that robocalling. Another great example of this is the fact that a San Diego marketing agency owned by Kenneth Moser named Marketing support Systems was fined $9,997,750 for making over 47,000 calls in only two days where erroneous information was portrayed before an election and spoofed the caller ID. The telephone carriers are almost done instituting the STIR/SHAKEN protocol into the telephone networks for better protection. Controls are to be added according to the chart from all call sender’s end, on both caller ID spoofing and call placement.

This is a copy of an original briefing that was publishing on 2/17/20. A brief timeline of what the Robocall Law is and where we are right now as of May 2021:

Deadline Description of Obligation
(90 days)
  • The FCC establishes rules of the registration process for the private consortium to conduct efforts to trace back the illegal robocalls to their placement or source.
(120 days)
  • The FCC must initiate a process protecting consumers from all “one-ring scams”.
(270 days)
  • FCC must prescribe regulations implementing new provisions imposing the increased penalties for robocalls and/or spoofed calls.
  • The Department of Justice must establish an agency to review barriers to initiate enforcement of robocall and/or spoofed calls with a set of rules.
(1 year)
  • The FCC must issue practices for the implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR act framework, and report to Congress:
    • the status of effort to protecting consumers from “one-ring scams”
    • the status of the reassigned number database for safe harbor
    • implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR efficacy.
(1 year)
  • The FCC must establish rules and put into effect a process when calls may be blocked in an orderly fashion whereby opt-out/opt-in rules are adhered to and also provide a means for inadvertent blocking of calls and/or the mis-identification of calls, etc. It also must develop process for providing transparency on blocked calls, and allow redress for callers being blocked, and that calls originating from carriers exempted from the authentication requirements. Also, very importantly a process whereby emergency calls are never blocked.
(18 months)
  • Carriers must be in full compliance of SHAKEN/STIR. The deadline does not apply if the carrier adopted the process by the 12 month deadline, and will have fully implemented it within 18 months.

As stated, I will be keeping you informed, and as soon as more information is available to getting restitution and compensation from offenses of robocalling in the form of trialing tools/kit to assist in seeking solutions/restitution. June 30th is coming! It is the day Robocalling is due to be shut off! It will go down in the books, just like other obsolete items, for example 1-900 and 976 number billing of the 1990’s. Silence! What a 👛👛 golden opportunity coming our way!!
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The End of the Robocall!

3 thoughts on “The End of the Robocall is Coming…Robocalls Getting Better

  1. This is a major pain in the behind! I don’t even have a phone anymore thankfully! Thanks for keeping us informed!

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