FCC may fine presidential campaign robocallers up to $4.8 million


The FCC has issued citations to two companies accused of making millions of illegal robocalls each during the 2012 US Presidential campaign. Automated calling companies Dialing Services, LLC and Democratic Dialing are alleged to have made calls to cellphones without prior authorization from the recipient — a legal requirement for making automated calls to mobile phones. As CNN Money reports, the companies under fire from the FCC were affiliated with political campaigns during periods of 2011 and 2012. They can be held liable for up to $ 16,000 per call, but the FCC is only looking to impose fines up to $ 4.8 million.

As part of its investigation of the automated calling companies, the Telecommunications Consumers Division — part of…

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