FTC Takes Steps to Curb Foreign-Based Robocalls

“Project Point of No Entry” addresses internet service providers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new effort, called Project Point of No Entry, to stop illegal spam calls from foreign countries this week. According to the FTC, the majority of illegal robocalls come from overseas through voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) service providers. The project will identify VoIPs transmitting robocalls, inform them that they were caught, and monitor the identified service providers in case future lawsuits are necessary.

“Project Point of No Entry is yet another way the FTC is sending VoIP service providers the clear message that the Commission will not stand by as illegal robocalls blast American phones,” said Samuel Levine, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. “We will use all of our tools to stop companies that knowingly permit illegal calls to flood into the country.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FTC Chair Lina Khan as she heads the commission.
  • For members of the FTC as they determine ways to protect American consumers.
  • For Director Levine as he oversees the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Sources: Federal Trade Commission


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