Phone spammers face record $300,000,000 fine

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a fine of $299,997,000 for an automated dialing company.

This will be the largest FCC fine is directed against a firm run by Roy Cox Jr. and Michael Aaron Jones through Sumco Panama and beyond. In three months, their company made more than 5 billion calls, which is “enough to call every US citizen 15 times,” the regulator said in a statement.

The FCC has proposed the largest fine in its history, as it considered that automated dialers were committing "egregious violations" of recently passed laws.

People have previously described their calls as“relentless” and “annoying,” with the callers using dirty methods, such as calling health workers from fake hospital numbers. The firm also violated numerous FCC rules, such as failing to identify the caller at the beginning of the message.