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Table of Contents - April 3, 2020

Block COVID Scam Robocalls Or Be Blocked, FTC, FCC Tell ISPs

The FCC and the Federal Trade Commission joined forces today to tell three gateway Internet service providers (ISPs) - Connexum, VoIP Terminator d/b/a BLMarketing, and SIPJoin - to "cease routing and transmitting" novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) scam robocall traffic originating from specified entities within 48 hours or face having all their calls blocked by U.S. voice providers.

Specifically, FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Rosemary Harold and FTC Marketing Practices Division Associate Director Lois Greisman asked Connexum and SIPJoin to stop routing and transmitting COVID-19 scam robocalls originating from VoIPMax and asked VoIP Terminator to stop routing and transmitting COVID-19 scam robocalls originating from Oberlo Peer BPO.

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