FCC targets repeat robocall offender with fresh cease-and-desist. The FCC has now alleged that the same owner started a brand new company with a completely different name to continue robocalls and thus evading regulators.
FCC Targets Repeat Robocall Offender with Fresh Cease-And-Desist
As the US Federal Communications Commission continues with its crackdown on illegal robocalls, it has now issued a new cease-and-desist letter to a repeat robocaller for calls related to “bank impersonation,” the agency on Wednesday announced.
The FCC however said that various investigations have found that One Eye telecom is “a successor entity” to a company known as PZ/IIIum Telecommunication, which was sent an FCC Enforcement Bureau cease-and-desist letter back on October 21, 2021, and was subsequently shut down. Both companies in question share the same owner, Prince Anand, who allegedly said that he began One Eye just after shuttering PZ/IIIum Telecommunication and then left his name off the paperwork as per a statement from the FCC.
FCC’s Enforcement Bureau Chief’s Statement Regarding the Issue
“Our investigators are not fooled by rebranding and figurehead ownership tricks,” Loyaan Egal, FCC’s Enforcement Bureau Chief in a statement said. “We are not going to allow serial robocallers to simply start up ‘new’ companies to continue scamming American consumers. Repeat offenders will face stiffer penalties.”
Content of the Cease-And-Desist Letter
The cease-and-desist letter from the FCC to One Eye stated that the agency has determined that the company is a “gateway provider” for “apparently transmitting illegal robotic traffic.” The letter as you should know represents yet another step in the ongoing fight against robocall scams and spam by the FCC, with the agency calling on voice providers to stop accepting traffic generated from One Eye and other illegal robocallers.