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U.S. government announces nationwide crackdown on robocallers
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government announced a nationwide crackdown on illegal robocalls Tuesday, targeting companies and individuals who have collectively placed over 1 billion unwanted calls for financial schemes and other services, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The crackdown involves nearly 100 cases, five of which are criminal enforcement actions. They were brought by the FTC, Justice Department, 15 states and a slew of local authorities.