The Federal Trade Commission has released a report showing the regulatory body has received 2+ million robocall complaints in 2020…
In the first nine months of 2020, the Federal Trade Commission states that it has taken in almost 2 million consumer complaints over unwanted robocalls. That’s just the number of FTC complaints, and not the total number of automated calls going out to American consumers. (Last year, there were a whopping 58.5 billion, a 22 percent increase over the previous year.)
FTC Receives 2 Million Robocall Consumer Complaints in the First Nine Months of 2020
Throughout the first nine months of this year, the regulatory agency has taken just over 2.7 million robocall complaints, the report reveals. Thus far, there have been 2,814,851 “Do Not Call” complaints, with 1,988,489 of them being related to robocalls and only 624,634 were live callers. To date, the FTC has brought roughly 150 enforcement actions against over 500 companies and 400 individuals since the National Do Not Call Registry started accepting registrations 17 years ago.
The FTC has also collected over $160 million in civil penalties and equitable monetary relief during this period, as well. Last year, the FTC partnered up with various law enforcement agencies, including federal, state, and local to execute “Operation Call It Quits,” which coordinated 95 actions against shady operations responsible for more than a billion illegal robocalls.