Monday, June 26, 2017
Caller ID spoofing operation faces FCC fine of $120 million
$120 million fine against Adrian Abramovich, who allegedly made 100 million spoofed robocalls in violation of the Truth in Caller ID Act. The act prohibits callers from displaying false and deceptive caller ID information. Abramovich engaged in "neighbor spoofing," which is when the ID information is falsified to display the area code and the first three digits of the recipient's own phone number, thus increased the odds that they answer. This is the largest proposed FCC fine ever, and Abramovich now has 30 days to respond to the FCC.