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.”