On Tuesday, the US Justice Department filed two important cases alleging that millions of fraudulent robocalls were leaked to American customers by five companies and three individuals.
The plaintiffs are Ecommerce National LLC DBA Tolphridils.com; SIP Retail DBA Cipriatel.com; And its owners / operators, 3-year-old Nicholas Palumbo and 5-year-old Natasha Palumbo from Scottsdale, Arizona.
The other accused in the case is Global Voicecom Inc. , Global Telecommunications Services Inc. , KAT Telecom Inc. , Known as IP Dishes, and their owner / operator, John Kahn, 45, of Great Neck, New York.
“This is the first time the judiciary has taken legal action to prosecute fraudulent robocalls against anyone,” said Lisa Miller, principal analyst at Construction Research.
The five companies were repeatedly warned that they were carrying fraud robots with alleged complaints from governments and agencies, the Justice Department said, but they continued their activities and facilitated foreign-based fraud schemes aimed at Americans regardless.
The calls, which originated mostly in India, resulted in huge financial losses for the uninsured throughout the United States, including many veterans.
In each case, the Justice Ministry immediately requested an injunction so that the accused was prevented from transporting illegal vehicles in Robokale. A federal court issued a temporary restraining order against defendants at Global Voicecom.
The Department of Justice claims that the defendants acted as ferry carriers for calls originating abroad through VoIP agencies in the US communications system.
The Ministry of Justice says that national e-commerce has made 720 million calls in a span of 20 days. More than 125 million people lasted less than a second, indicating they were robots. Many of them were fraudulent and used fraudulent caller ID numbers.
The invitations issued by the defendants falsely threatened victims of various catastrophic government actions, including the termination of Social Security benefits, the upcoming arrest of alleged tax frauds and the deportation of their failure to properly complete immigration forms.
Clean and present difficulties
Americans lost $ 10.5 billion dollars to pranksters in 2018, according to Truecaller. The number of Americans who have been victims of phone fraud has increased by 100 percent.
In December, 6.5 billion rubles were installed across the United States of America. It operates at 1700 calls per second. Each person received about 14 calls.
More than 5 percent were scandalous.
Truecaller said that the United States ranked 10th in the top 20 countries affected by spam and SMS messages in 2019.
“The United States needs to do more to follow the companies and foreigners doing it,” said Rob Enderle, senior analyst at Enderle Group.
He told e-commerce magazine: “The government should provide incentives and penalties to phone companies to monitor these activities more forcefully.”
“Unless these calls stop the financial interests of transportation companies, such as an opportunity, a financial penalty or a fine, there will be no major change,” said Nicole France, chief analyst at Construction Research.
He says in the “E-commerce” magazine: “The case of the Ministry of Justice” is one thing, but it is nothing but a window decoration. ”
The Ministry of Justice plans to work closely with law enforcement agencies in India and elsewhere to identify and prosecute those behind the robbers.
Impact of the action of the Ministry of Justice
“By chasing airlines, they shut down various robots and make it more difficult for them to build their robocalls because they have to find alternative airlines,” Koelicki told e-commerce magazine.
“Creating a RoboCallers Game” is a huge cat and mouse game, especially for a crime project, “Miller notes of the stars.” It’s moving fast, and often sophisticated companies run these large-scale scams. ”
Technology makes it easier, faster, and cheaper to set up robockers.
Miller noted that easy access to the game is a problem, “but it’s okay to make this hell a lot more difficult.