FCC Scammed Out Of Millions In Telco Scam
from the probably-not-the-best-target dept
If you're going to pull a telco scam, perhaps targeting the FCC isn't the best idea. However, some employees at a couple of video relay services apparently scammed the FCC out of a few million dollars. In case you don't know, Video Relay Service is a mandated program for helping people who are hard of hearing to communicate by using interpreters and web cameras to help make phone calls. The way the program works is that the FCC will reimburse service providers who offer this at $6.50/minute. That's a pretty good per minute amount, and so folks at these two video relay services decided to make fake phone calls to run up those minutes.