Vishing

FCC Proposes Massive $120M Fine in Robocall Scheme
Phone Fraud, Vishing

FCC Proposes Massive $120M Fine in Robocall Scheme

The FCC has proposed a $120 million fine for a Florida man who the commission alleges made nearly 100 million illegal robocalls in a three-month period, some of which hit a paging network used by hospitals, EMTs, and doctors, disrupting its service. The investigation into the robocall operation began last year […]

Those IRS Scam Calls May Disappear Soon
Phone Fraud, Vishing

Those IRS Scam Calls May Disappear Soon

The FCC has moved one step closer to implementing a system that would prevent robocalls that spoof the caller ID of numbers that don’t initiate outbound calls, a move that could significantly reduce the volume of scam calls reaching businesses and consumers. The commission on Thursday issued a notice that seems public […]

Phone Bot to Target Windows Support Scammers
Phone Fraud, Vishing

Phone Bot to Target Windows Support Scammers

The man who developed a bot that frustrates and annoys robocallers is planning to take on the infamous Windows support scam callers head-on. Roger Anderson last year debuted his Jolly Roger bot, a system that intercepts robocalls and puts the caller into a never-ending loop of pre-recorded phrases designed to waste […]

FTC Cracks Down on Two Huge Robocall Groups
Phone Fraud, Vishing

FTC Cracks Down on Two Huge Robocall Groups

Continuing its campaign against phone fraud operations, the FTC has dismantled two major robocall organizations that the commission alleges were making hundreds of millions of calls over the course of several years to consumers who were on the Do Not Call registry. The FTC filed complaints against two separate groups of […]