Who gets the $11,000 ?

OK, say I catch a telemarketer red-handed. He calls my number (which is on the DNC list) with a solicitation clearly against the rules. He is not exempt (i.e., a charity, political worker, etc.) I get his name, organization, telephone, a .WAV of our conversation, and register a complaint with the FTC (www.donotcall.com)
1. Who prosecutes this turkey and where?
1a. Suppose he is offshore?
2. If he is convicted, who gets the $11,000?
2a. If I expect to get any of it, what do I need to do?
2b. How long will I have to wait to get it?

It is a violation of 47 CFR 64.1200.

The FCC prosecutes.

Fines are levied by the FCC.

You get nothing, win or lose, except the telemarketeer won’t call you again.

See http://ftp.fcc.gov/cgb/policy/telemarketing.html for more information.

The bellboy?

You probably do get an immense sense of satisfaction.

Sheesh, not even a finder’s fee? How cheap! :mad:

Then again, if you had filed your complaint using the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991 before the current law amended it, you might have won $500-$1,500 per incident. I’m not sure if you are entitled anymore.