Supposedly, there are fines associated with violating the Do Not Call list — these fines may be, per call, greater than the US median yearly income — yet this ubiquitous script plagues most peoples' voicemails:
Hi, this is (Lisa|Anne|…) with The Warranty Department… this is the final call for you to renew [your car's extended] warranty before we close the file.
How has this universally-hated company kept getting away with it, for so long? Is it incorporated outside US jurisdiction? Do they just declare bankruptcy and re-form yearly? Are they, like so many other companies, getting duplicitous "consent" to do what they do vis-a-vis some professional relationship with payment processors or credit bureaus?
Even if we assume that as many as 1 in 1000 people take them up on the incoming offers, I cannot imagine that they pull an average of 1,000 years' wages per victim to remain in the black after the FTC fees… so how are these calls still coming? Is TWD an off-shore corporation? Is the FTC unable to identify them? Are they simply choosing not to enforce the fines?
Or are these calls merely a perennial scam, a Sybil attack perpetrated by people unrelated to each other, who are just using the same stock audio recording for their telemarketing outreach?