FTC and Attorney General to Crackdown on Robocalls

Have you ever received that phone call when you’re in the middle of something and it turns out to be a recording reminding you of the lowest credit card rates? Well, the Michigan Attorney General along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), hope to do something about it. There were an estimated 1.2 billion robocalls made to Michigan residents in 2018, and in 2019 residents have already received nearly 700 million of those calls.

The Attorney General’s Office and the FTC have come together to form the joint crackdown dubbed “Operation Call it Quits” which is part of the FTC’s ongoing effort to help cut the number of pre-recorded telemarketing calls. The initiative also includes new information to help educate residents about illegal robocalls. Attorney General Dana Nessel said, “It’s time to put a stop to this public nuisance, and “this is only the beginning of several efforts by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to combat this epidemic perpetuated by negligent companies who see nothing more than dollar signs at the other end of the phone line.” She said Michigan residents and the American people have had enough and that’s why the organizations are partnering to do something about it.