Last Updated on March 15, 2023 by John Fischer
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is responsible for enforcing the National Do Not Call Registry and has imposed significant fines on companies that violate the regulations. Here are three of the biggest fines for Do Not Call violations:
Dish Network: In 2017, the FTC fined Dish Network $280 million for calling consumers on the National Do Not Call Registry and for making telemarketing calls to customers who had specifically requested that they not be contacted. This was one of the largest fines ever imposed by the FTC.
Caribbean Cruise Line: In 2015, the FTC fined Caribbean Cruise Line $7.73 million for making millions of illegal robocalls to consumers. The company was also ordered to cease making illegal calls and to comply with all applicable regulations.
Comcast: In 2015, Comcast agreed to pay a $33 million fine to settle allegations that it called consumers who had requested not to be called and failed to provide proper opt-out mechanisms. The settlement also required Comcast to adopt new compliance procedures and to maintain accurate records of its telemarketing activities.
These fines demonstrate the seriousness of Do Not Call violations and the importance of compliance with applicable regulations. Companies that engage in telemarketing or sales activities should ensure that they have proper consent and maintain accurate do-not-call lists to avoid regulatory action and potential penalties.