DOJ files suit to enforce FCC penalty for robocalls

Aaron C. de Bruyn aaron at
Thu Oct 21 20:13:56 UTC 2021

My normal test for this is to register a new domain name and leave my whois
info public.

Over the span of 1-2 weeks I will usually get 50-100 calls from people with
a certain accent asking for a  mispronunciation of my name and if I need a
website developed.  Then I forward them over to my spam recording line.

I registered a handful of new domains this week, and I've had less than 5
calls so far.


On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 12:13 PM Michael Thomas <mike at> wrote:

> On 10/21/21 10:57 AM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> >
> > The multi-million dollar fines announced with great fanfaire by the
> > Federal Communication Commission are almost never collected. The FCC
> > doesn't have enforcement authority to collect fines. The FCC usually
> > withholds license renewals until penalties are paid. If the violator
> > doesn't have any FCC licenses (or doesn't care), the FCC is powerless.
> >
> > The FCC refers uncollected penalties to the Department of Justice. In
> > the past, DOJ didn't prioritize uncollected penalties and most fines
> > were never enforced.
> >
> >
> > The Department of Justice Files Suit to Recover $9.9 Million
> > Forfeiture Penalty for Nearly 5,000 Illegally Spoofed Robocalls
> >
> >
> >
> So has any of the STIR/SHAKEN stuff that was mandated made any
> difference on the ground yet? I assume this is different than what you
> posted about though.
> Mike
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