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Conn. AG leads call to FCC to expand Anti-Robocall Protections

The Federal Communication Commission is being called on to expand anti-robocall protections.  Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is leading the multistate coalition of 51 attorneys general, which also includes Guam and Washington D.C. representatives.  Montana's AG did not sign onto the letter.

The attorneys general want the FCC to require all telephone providers that route calls across the U.S. telephone network to implement more rigorous measures to prevent illegal and fraudulent robocalls from bombarding Americans.

Tong says anti-robocall technology works, but only if everyone uses it. Last month, an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force issued 20 civil investigative demands to 20 of these providers that they believe are responsible for routing a majority of foreign robocall traffic into our country.


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