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WV AG fighting robocalls

December 6th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined a bipartisan group of 40 attorneys general to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls. The coalition is reviewing the technology major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls, which can make it appear that the incoming call is coming from a legitimate source, such as a well-known financial institution, business and/or government entity.

“We hear your concerns,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Our office receives numerous calls from West Virginia consumers annoyed by the prevalence and frequency of robocalls. By joining forces, I believe our coalition can work with the telecom companies and produce real results to quell these intrusions and stop scammers from taking advantage of West Virginians.”

The multistate group has had in-depth meetings with several major telecom companies. The productive nature of these meetings has led to greater information sharing about the technological capabilities already in existence or in development to fight these calls.

 

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