For many years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has maintained a national “do-not-call” registry of telephone numbers of individuals and organizations that do not to receive unsolicited marketing calls. Recently, the FTC obtained a $2.7 million judgment from a U.S. District Court in California against Aaron Michael Jones and several companies he operated, including Data World Technologies, Inc., Digital Marketing Solutions, Inc. and Velocity Information Corp.
The defendants allegedly assisted telemarketer clients place over 100 million calls per year to people on the do not call registry between 2009 and 2016. The FTC also alleged that a number of calls were made with “spoofed” caller ID information. In addition to the money judgment, the court permanently enjoined defendants from placing robocalls (calls delivering prerecorded messages), calling people on the do not call registry and selling consumers’ personal information.
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