The FTC has revealed ‘Operation Call it Quits,’ a joint ‘crackdown’ between the commission and law enforcement on the operations responsible for more than 1 billion robocalls.
These operations are located around the United States, according to the FTC, where they target consumers with unsolicited calls offering money-making schemes, medical alert systems, and interest reduction opportunities.
Robocalls have become a major issue for consumers in the US who cite receiving several or more calls every day.
These calls may come from spoofed numbers, meaning they appear to be coming from a local area code.
As part of the government’s effort to address the problem, the FCC voted in favor of allowing wireless carriers to block scam calls by default earlier this month.
In its latest update on the effort to curb these calls, the FTC has revealed ‘Operation Call it Quits,’ an effort in partnership with law enforcement partners targeting entities around the nation.