Federal Trade Commission Sues Two Companies Accused of Making Billions of Illegal Robocalls

By  //  June 6, 2018


(FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION)– On Tuesday, the FTC announced a case against a group of defendants that it alleges are responsible for billions of illegal robocalls.


According to the FTC’s complaint, Jamie Christiano and his companies acted as a one-stop shop for illegal telemarketers, providing auto-dialing software, VoIP phone service, servers to host auto-dialing software, and space to house the servers.

Known as TelWeb, Christiano’s bundle of services was used to make illegal robocalls in at least eight other FTC lawsuits, and by the other defendants in this case.

For years, Christiano and his companies ignored warning signs that TelWeb was being used to make illegal calls without putting a stop to them.

Christiano’s business partner, Andrew Salisbury, is also named in the complaint, as well as their businesses, NetDotSolutions and World Connection.

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Robocalls that try to sell you something are illegal whether you’re on the Do Not Call Registry or not unless a company has your written permission to call you that way.

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Click here if you get an illegal robocall.

The FTC releases the phone numbers you report each day to help companies that are working to block these calls.

Your reports also help law enforcement find the people behind illegal calls and stop them.