Rachel the Robo-caller shutdown by FTC, Florida attorney general

Remember Rachel the robo-caller claiming to be from Card Services? Shes been shut down.

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney Generals Office announced a lawsuit against Life Management Services, an Orlando-based company the FTC says is behind hundreds of thousands of these calls.

The agencies said they charged the company with bombarding consumers with illegal robocalls in an attempt to sell them bogus credit-card interest rate reduction and debt relief services. In all, the complaint alleges the robocall scheme bilked consumers out of more than $15.6 million since at least January 2013.

A federal district court in Orlando has temporarily stopped the operation, collectively known as Life Management Services of Orange County, LLC, from making illegal robocalls and selling its services pending an upcoming hearing.

This is the latest effort by the FTC and our international, state, and federal law enforcement partners to stop illegal robocalling operations that harass consumers day and night with unwanted calls, said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTCs Bureau of Consumer Protection.