Robocall Scheme Posing as FTC Shut Down by Federal Court in New York

Robocall Scheme Posing as FTC Shut Down by Federal Court in New York
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September 10, 2014

A federal district court in New York Shut down a robocall scheme posing as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

The operators of the Cuban Exchanged used the FTC's toll free number to mislead more than 13,000 people into believing the company had a connection with the federal agency and could help them get refunds from the Commission.

According to the FTC complaint, the company represented themselves as connected with the Commission to trick people into providing their personal information and bank account numbers. The operation also did business as CrediSure America and MyiPad.us.

The final judgment bars the company and its operators from misrepresenting their affiliations with other companies and the FTC. The judgment also bars the company from making illegal robocalls and calling customers listed on the National Do Not Call Registry.

This week North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper urged the Federal Communications Commission to allow phone carriers to use technology that would block robocalls at the request of their customers.