June 25, 2019
Background: Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced “Operation Call it Quits,” a major crackdown in partnership with law enforcement to shut down illegal robocall operations. The announcement recognized USTelecom’s assistance in its efforts.
USTelecom leads the Industry Traceback Group, nearly 30 participants from across the wireline, wireless, VoIP and cable industries that actively traces and identifies the source of illegal robocalls and coordinates with federal and state law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators to justice.
The following statement can be attributed to Patrick Halley, USTelecom’s Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy:
“The FTC’s actions today are another strong step forward to protect consumers from illegal robocalls. The recognition by the nation’s leading consumer protection agency of USTelecom’s assistance demonstrates our Industry Traceback Group is making a real difference in the fight against illegal robocalls that aggravate and scam consumers. We appreciate the FTC’s leadership and look forward to growing this partnership with the FTC and other enforcement agencies to put an end to fraudulent robocalls.”