On the heels of our report that the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") is putting the obligations on entities that use auto-dialers — “Robocalls” — to public safety phone lines on its agenda for the year (see our 10/17/12 blog: “New Do-Not-Call Public Safety Registry Creates Additional Obligations for Auto-Dial Operators” by Judith L. Harris and Amy S. Mushahwar), the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued an announcement today, it is hosting a Robocall Summit in Washington, DC.  Robocalls have been a major concern of the FTC, particularly in the past two years during which time the Commission says it has “stopped companies responsible for billions of robocalls that offered everything from fraudulent credit card services and so-called auto warranty protection, to home security systems and grant procurement programs.”  Despite the FTC’s enforcement activities, however, consumer complaints about robocalls are on the rise and the FTC wants to know why.  They hope to “explore innovations designed to trace robocalls, prevent wrongdoers from faking caller ID data, and stop unwanted calls.”