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FTC Settles Florida Pretexting Phone Plot

Posted by Bill on December 17, 2007

Phone line    Thanks to Bruce Hulme, NCISS Legislative Director, NCISS, for alerting us that the Federal Trade Commission settled a telephone pretext case filed against CEO Group Inc., doing business as “Check Em Out,” and five other Web-based operations that obtained and sold consumer’s confidential telephone records to third parties.  The defendants were charged by the FTC with violating the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which provides that customer’s phone records may only be disclosed “upon affirmative written request by the customer.”  Read the FTC’s press release here

Read the court filing Pretext CEO Case

In another FTC case filed in the US District Court, Middle District of Florida, against Action Research and Joseph Depante a motion to stay was recently filed asking that the FTC be given time to consider a settlement.  See the filed Motion:  FTC Pretext Depante

Bill Lowrance

President PIAVA

president@piava.org

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