FTC Pulls the Plug on Two Robocall Scams

Telemarketer with headset
Telemarketer with headset

Two Florida telemarketing schemes that flooded consumers with misleading pre-recorded robocalls making false promises to reduce their credit-card interest rates have been shut down by the Federal Trade Commission.

The agency reached a settlement that permanently bans the two related operations from making robocalls and selling debt relief services. The action marks the latest in a series of enforcement actions the FTC has taken to rein in robocallers, especially those who try to take advantage of consumers battered by the recession.