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Title    US Attorneys General Will Take Legal Action Against Telecom Providers Enabling Robocalls
Date    Saturday August 06, @12:34AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the fifty-ways-to-beat-your-scammer dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/08/04/1819237

upstart writes:

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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Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "US Attorneys General will take legal action against telecom providers enabling robocalls" - https://www.engadget.com/us-attorneys-general-band-robocalls-055620761.html
  3. "joined forces" - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/50-state-ags-vow-action-against-carriers-that-bring-foreign-robocalls-to-us/
  4. "fight against robocalls" - https://www.engadget.com/fcc-small-carrier-stir-shaken-robocaller-caller-id-loophole-005630458.html
  5. "announcement" - https://ncdoj.gov/attorney-general-josh-stein-leads-new-nationwide-anti-robocall-litigation-task-force/
  6. "FCC Orders Phone Carriers to Block Scammers Behind 8 Billion Robocalls" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/07/23/1340214
  7. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=56297

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