The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted unanimously to propose a $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers blamed for making 1 billion illegally spoofed robocalls. This is the largest such fine ever proposed by the FCC.
BREAKING NEWS: FCC proposes its largest fine ever: $225 million against a health insurance telemarketer for making about 1 billion illegally spoofed robocalls in less than 5 months in 2019. #OpenMtgFCC #FCCLive
— The FCC (@FCC) June 9, 2020
The order names two individuals using business names including Rising Eagle and JSquared Telecom. The FCC said robocalls falsely claimed to offer health insurance plans from major health insurance companies such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and UnitedHealth Group.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said later on Tuesday a group of state attorneys general is going to file action against the companies in U.S. District Court. The companies could not immediately be reached for comment.