Here is a great new podcast. I have discussed in several posts how legit businesses are capable of bad or illegal practices. Why is this? Why does it appear that the FTC is castrated? Listen to episode 7 and you will hear the story of how a multi-level marketing business won in court. How their political power goes right to the top, even today, with the current secretary of education.
This is not a direct link to phone scams, but an explanation of why FTC is unable to reign in scams of all sorts. The checks and balances of the 3 branches have been compromised... not really news,,, but when judges, law enforcement, and lawmakers in the same boat. No change will happen. Note one of the biggest bases for these sorts of companies is Utah and who their senator-elect is.
This is not an endorsement for the podcast and I am not affiliated with it. All of the information discussed in the podcast is available publicly and in court records. I present it as a starting point for further discussion and research on scams that appear legit and are condoned by authorities.