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FCC Issues $3.36 Million Fine For Brokering Toll-Free Numbers

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FCC and Toll-Free Numbers

The FCC recently issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) to IT Connect and its principal, Richard Jackowitz, for brokering 210 toll free numbers for fees ranging from $375 to $60,000 per number.  The NAL finds that Jackowitz and IT Connect willfully and repeatedly violated §52.107 of the FCC’s rules which prohibits hoarding, including data brokering (the selling of a toll free number by a private entity for a fee).  The NAL assesses the maximum forfeiture allowed by law, $16,000 for each brokered toll free number, due to the egregious nature of the violation.

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