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Operation 'Call it Quits' cracking down on illegal robocalls in Florida

Posted: 5:06 PM, Jun 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-25 17:06:15-04
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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is again cracking down on illegal robocalls in a new joint effort with the FCC and 25 other agencies.

The crackdown targets illegal operations around the country responsible for more than one billion calls pitching a variety of products and services, including credit card interest rate reduction services, money-making opportunities and medical alert systems, the agency said.

“This joint effort marks additional actions taken by my Office to thwart illegal robocalls—earlier this year, we urged Congress to enact the TRACED Act, and just last month, we advocated for the Federal Communications Commission to enforce rules against caller ID spoofing," Moody said. "It will take a massive collaborative effort to stop illegal robocalls, but we must continue to work together toward this end.”

The crackdown is dubbed operation 'Call it Quits," and involves more than 90 actions across the country to stop illegal robocalls.

The Attorney General's office along with the FTC today announced the filing of a Stipulated Order for Permanent Injunction and Monetary Judgment against the following Lifewatch defendants: Lifewatch, Inc., Evan Sirlin, Safe Home Security, Inc., MedGuard Alert, Inc., David Roman and Mitchel May.

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