America's communications has fined a man who made 100 million robocalls. A robocall is made by a computer . The commission fined the man $120 million. They say he was a to public safety. The man's calls were illegal because many of them were made to " emergency phone lines". Many other calls went to mobile phones and telephones without the being called wanting that call. This means the call was a nuisance call. This is like e-mail, which is unwanted and .
The man committed a . He carried out "one of the largest and most dangerous robocalling campaigns...ever investigated". He made 96 million robocalls in three in 2016. It was part of a "telemarketing ". He used a technique called "neighbor " to trick people to answer the calls. The people thought the calls were from a telephone number. He tricked people into believing that the calls were from well-known . Callers were passed on to call that tried to sell them . The man said he did wrong.