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FCC imposes USD 10 million fine on malicious robocaller

Friday 15 January 2021 | 14:08 CET | News
The FCC has imposed a fine of just USD 10 million on a robocaller it said illegally used caller ID spoofing "with the intent to cause harm." The FCC said the person made thousands of spoofed robocalls targeting specific communities with harmful pre-recorded messages.

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