FTC: We're close to suing spam "robocall" firms

05/12/2009 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

The day after Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called for a federal investigation into the use of autodialers to make "robocalls" to cell phone users, the Federal Trade Commission said it was close to filing suit against the companies involved in one such message that has elicited thousands of complaints. Cell phone users are receiving the message, "Your Car Warranty Has Expired" even if they have signed up for the FTC's Do Not Call registry.

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