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Old 05-11-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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Adrian Abramovich made 100 million robocalls in 2016. Now he's facing a $120 million fine. | Miami Herald

This guy is getting off light. He is basically paying a fine of only ~$10M a year. I thought the FCC fine was $1000 per call.
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Wth?
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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I wish they'd catch who ever is still doing them. I get 10 calls per day leaving messages in some Chinese language.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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That is a good point, what about all the ones where no one answered, those must be taken into consideration too, although Im sure it would take alot of time for someone to figure out which ones people answered and those where they did not, but it could be a HUGE difference in the fine.

Besides that 'tying up the line' is not really a thing anymore, since most landlines and all cell phone calls are digital, so there is no actual line being kept busy when a call is being made, Id think the FCC would know this.

The fine is large, but consider how much he profited off this too, that puts things in a different perspective!
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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That is a good point, what about all the ones where no one answered, those must be taken into consideration too, although Im sure it would take alot of time for someone to figure out which ones people answered and those where they did not, but it could be a HUGE difference in the fine.

Besides that 'tying up the line' is not really a thing anymore, since most landlines and all cell phone calls are digital, so there is no actual line being kept busy when a call is being made, Id think the FCC would know this.

The fine is large, but consider how much he profited off this too, that puts things in a different perspective!
To me, the issue is not "tying up the line." Instead, it is the fact that he made people weary of answering their own phone - a service they are paying for. That's why - to me - this penalty should be every dime he DID and could have made out of his illegal enterprise. I want him to be an example to others that there is ABSOLUTELY NO profit to be had. It's not like he didn't know it was illegal and I would be willing to bet that even with this fine (that he will probably plea down to very little) he has still made a fortune.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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People like this guy is why I fully support torture as a form of punishment.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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His fine isn't large enough. Maybe some prison time is also in order.

If phone companies allowed us the option of permitting ONLY certain numbers (friends, relatives, whomever) from disturbing us in our homes, the problem with robo-calls would disappear. Imagine a life without phone calls from politicians, charities, survey takers, robo-calls and all the rest? Lovely! And just the way it should be.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Under Moon & Star
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His fine isn't large enough. Maybe some prison time is also in order.

If phone companies allowed us the option of permitting ONLY certain numbers (friends, relatives, whomever) from disturbing us in our homes, the problem with robo-calls would disappear. Imagine a life without phone calls from politicians, charities, survey takers, robo-calls and all the rest? Lovely! And just the way it should be.
You can do that. But it takes really advanced technology called a ... smartphone.

You select DO NOT DISTURB - this turns your ring off. Then you select an override for FAVORITES (limited, obviously, to everyone you put in your favorites). It's trivially easy to do, but it does take about ... well, maybe 30 seconds ... if you're the slow type.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Adrian Abramovich made 100 million robocalls in 2016. Now he's facing a $120 million fine. | Miami Herald

This guy is getting off light. He is basically paying a fine of only ~$10M a year. I thought the FCC fine was $1000 per call.
He better get busy making more call to pay off that fine.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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Lock him in solitary with a phone that never stops ringing.
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