Information on FCC investigation into unsolicited calls

Andrew Ferguson filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
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From: Andrew Ferguson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Documents pertaining to the identities and actions taken against unsolicited calls from "Account Services" and/or "Cardholder Services".

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Andrew Ferguson

From: FOIA

Dear Mr. Ferguson:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA control number 2013-159. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request on 03/01/2013. If additional time is needed to respond to your requests you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at: (202) 418-0440.



Editor's note: in a phone call with Mr. Mike Hennigan at the FCC, the charges for this request were estimated to be $11.60.

From: Mike Hennigan, FCC

Mr. Musgrave, per your request, listed below are the approximate duplication costs to process your FOIA requests.

Account Services and/or Cardholder Services: $11.60
Bill O’Reilly: $34.41
Sean Hannity: $35.70
Fox and Friends: No cost
Family Guy: $21,648.20

As I mentioned to you in a previous conversation, our files only go back to January 1, 2008. Please reply as soon as possible and let us know how you wish to process. If we don’t hear back from you, we will assume that you are not interested in us proceeding with these request, and will close our file for these FOIAs.


Mike Hennigan


Editor's note: Payment submitted to FCC.

From: Mike Hennigan

Dear Mr. Ferguson, the above FOIA 2013-159 was closed by my office on March 1, 2013. Please see our attached letter sent to Shawn Musgrave of MuckRock News closing this request. If you would like to file another request, please file it with our FOIA office. Also, we are returning your check dated May 14, 2013, in the amount of $11.60 for the cost to process FOIA 2013-159. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me directly at 202-418-2869.