FCC fines Miami salesman $120m for annoying robocalls

May 11, 2018 Rachel Kaser


A so-called robocall “kingpin” has now been fined $120 million by the Federal Communications Commission, in the biggest bust of its kind. How many calls did he make in order to attract their censure? A whopping 96 million. Adrian Abramovich of Miami was caught using spoofed robocalls to sell people timeshares and vacation packages. According to the FCC’s documents, Abramovich impersonated companies like Expedia and TripAdvisor, trying to “trick unsuspecting consumers into answering and listening to his advertising message.” He’d make the calls appear to come from local numbers to increase the likelihood those he called would answered. According to…

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