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posted by janrinok on Saturday August 06, @12:34AM   Printer-friendly
from the fifty-ways-to-beat-your-scammer dept.

US Attorneys General will take legal action against telecom providers enabling robocalls:

The Attorneys General of all 50 states have joined forces in hopes of giving teeth to the seemingly never-ending fight against robocalls. North Carolina AG Josh Stein, Indiana AG Todd Rokita and Ohio AG Dave Yost are leading the formation of the new Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. In Stein's announcement, he said the group will focus on taking legal action against telecoms, particularly gateway providers, allowing or turning a blind eye to foreign robocalls made to US numbers.

He explained that gateway providers routing foreign phone calls into the US telephone network have the responsibility under the law to ensure the traffic they're bringing in is legal. Stein said that they mostly aren't taking any action to keep robocalls out of the US phone network, though, and they're even intentionally allowing robocall traffic through in return for steady revenue in many cases.

Recently: FCC Orders Phone Carriers to Block Scammers Behind 8 Billion Robocalls.


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @05:12AM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @05:12AM (#1265222)

    Here on this spot in 2022, "Attorney General" was properly pluralized online.

    Throughout much of the 20th and early 21st century, there was a common misunderstanding that the attorneys were like generals in the army. The linguistic anomaly of a phrase where subject-adjective order is reversed in the English language (see also, court martial) was not lost on the authors of this headline.

    Plaque not erected by E. Vitus Clampus, but it should be.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @03:05PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @03:05PM (#1265259)

    Are you a Clamper?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @03:58PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @03:58PM (#1265282)

      Or a clampuss?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @04:58PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @04:58PM (#1265297)

        Non-binary, you racist.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @05:44PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @05:44PM (#1265313)

      No, just a Californian. Clampers are a distinctive minority and while it's not out of the question that one could be a Soylentil also, statistically it just seems unlikely. I don't know if all the Clampers are like this, but around here they have a lot in common with the local motorcycle club and also ride with them. Note, not outlaws like Hells Angels, the other kind of club that does toy drives and turkey runs.

  • (Score: 1) by anubi on Sunday August 07, @05:04AM

    by anubi (2828) on Sunday August 07, @05:04AM (#1265388) Journal

    E. Vitus Clampus...

    Thanks for that. An interesting foray into the Western USA history.

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