The FTC has cracked down on one company behind the “free cruise!” scam. I get a ton of these calls into my bots. What I find interesting here is the defendants made 12 to 15 MILLION illegal robocalls PER DAY between October 2011 and July 2012, and yet they were only fined $2500. Apparently they are broke. If they misrepresented their financial situation, then they’ll have to pay $1.35 million.
Actually, this is one of many settlements, but the “big one” to Caribbean Cruise Lines was about $500,000. Supposedly this scam generated millions to CCL, so I guess it was worth it.
And, by the way, have you gotten any “free cruise” calls since 2012? Yeah, me too.
This crackdown was probably a lot of work for the FTC and the various states involved. Jolly Roger Telephone works on the consumer’s behalf and will STOP this entire business model. My bots sound like a human to their robocallers and it’s not long before their human agents are engaged with my bots. If I can just get more people using the Jolly Roger Telephone service, then I can put a stop to this entire practice since it will take several minutes for the agents to figure out they’re talking to a robot.
Here is the announcement from the FTC. Thanks for helping me spread the word everyone. I can stop this! The FTC, FCC, carriers, and state regulators cannot. But I need your help to spread the word.