The Wall Street Journal reports that despite having levied $208.4 million against violators of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act since 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has collected $6,790 according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Furthermore, the amount the Federal Trade Commission has charged through court judgments in cases involving civil penalties for robocalls or National Do Not Call Registry–related violations reached $1.5 billion since 2004, $121 million of which has been collected. Both the FTC and FCC admit challenges to collecting penalties. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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