The Federal Trade Commission issued its largest fine in history.
Texas-based telemarketers have to pay $225 million for sending about a billion robocalls claiming to sell insurance.
Many of the 2019 calls were illegally spoofed.
That means they have a fake caller ID making them appear to come from a nearby location.
The FCC says the callers falsely claimed to sell insurance from well-known companies.
To tackle the issue the FCC is creating a new response team that will focus on anti-robocall efforts.