The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday (Friday, July 8, 2022, in Manila) that it has directed carriers to stop delivering auto warranty robocalls, citing it as a top customer complaint, according to Daniel Uria of United Press International (UPI).
Photo Insert: The Sumco Panama operation is still generating millions of calls per day, the FCC disclosed.
The FCC announced that it has ordered all US-based voice service providers to stop transmitting traffic from Roy Cox Jr., Aaron Michael Jones, their Sumco Panama firms, and other international accomplices suspected of generating more than 8 billion robocalls since 2018.
"Billions of auto warranty robocalls from a single calling campaign. Billions!" FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement.
"Auto warranty scams are one of the top complaints we get from consumers and it's time to hold those responsible for making these junk calls."
The FCC's Enforcement Bureau also ordered Call Pipe, Fuble Telecom, Geisst Telecom, Global Lynks, Mobi Telecom, South Dakota Telecom, SipKonnect, and Virtual Telecom to stop carrying the robocalls within 48 hours.
"The Enforcement Bureau will use all the tools at its disposal to protect consumers and U.S. telecommunications networks from the scourge of illegal robocalls," Acting FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Loyaan A. Egal said.
According to recent trackbacks, the Sumco Panama operation is still generating millions of calls per day, the FCC disclosed. According to the agency, the calls typically imply that a consumer's motor insurance or warranty is about to expire and "frequently use consumers' real information in order to appear legitimate."