Florida Aims To Fine Pesky Robocallers

Fed up with untimely calls from the Terminator, Robocop and other telemarketrons, Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is going after four telemarketing firms in the state, aiming to stick them with fines and injunctions that will stop them from making more cold calls.

The Palm Beach post reports some of the robocalls, which targeted those who were on federal and state Do Not Call lists, gave recipients a false opt-out by advising them to press “2” to stop the calls from coming. Pressing “2” did nothing.

Fines could be up to $10,000 per unsolicited call.

If you’ve been plagued by robocalls, how did you get them to stop?

State consumer officials build case to fine telemarketers [Palm Beach Post]