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FTC takes action against alleged Florida robocall scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 17, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that, along with the Office of the Florida Attorney General, it has taken action against Life Management Services of Orange County LLC for allegedly illegal robocalls.

“This is the latest effort by the FTC and our international, state, and federal law enforcement partners to stop illegal robocalling operations that harass consumers day and night with unwanted calls,” Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said.

The defendants allegedly made many illegal robocalls to consumers, attempting to sell bogus credit card interest rate reduction and debt relief services that cost consumers more than $15.6 million since January 2013.

A federal district court in Orlando has put a temporary stop on the operation. Life Management Services LLC must end its purported scheme until an upcoming hearing.

“These scammers use robocalls to hide their identities and exploit consumers,” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said. “Working jointly with the FTC, our actions to stop these schemes and hold the scammers responsible will not only keep Floridians from falling victim to these scams, but also protect consumers nationwide.”

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