Fraudulent FCC Fine Phone Calls – SCAM Alert

We have reports from Alabama and other states that scammers are calling broadcast stations pretending to be calling on behalf of the FCC and seeking to collect “FCC fees” over the telephone.

With the exception of essential personnel, the FCC is essentially closed due to the government shutdown.  It is highly unlikely that the call is legitimate. Moreover the FCC has very specific payment procedures and it does not collect money over the phone.

For more information from our friends at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP click HERE.

The FCC has been notified.  If you receive such a call, contact your FCC counsel.  Also send me an email at ddonovan@nysbroadcasters.org    We will follow up.

 

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