Del. Attorney General announces formation of nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force

DELAWARE – Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced on Tuesday that the State of Delaware is joining a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force of 50 attorneys general to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls to the United States.

We’re told this bipartisan nationwide Task Force has one goal, which is to cut down on illegal robocalls.

The Task Force has issued 20 civil investigative demands to 20 gateway providers and other entities that are allegedly responsible for a majority of foreign robocall traffic. Gateway providers that bring foreign traffic into the U.S. telephone network have a responsibility to ensure that the traffic is legal, but we’re told these providers are not taking sufficient action to stop robocall traffic. They reportedly appear to be intentionally turning a blind eye in many cases, in return for steady revenue. This Task Force will focus on the bad actors in the telecommunications industry in order to reduce the number of robocalls that consumers receive and benefit the companies that are following the rules.

AG Jennings says she is committed to stopping illegal and unwanted calls. She is also offering the following tips to avoid scams and unwanted calls:

  • Be wary of callers who specifically ask you to pay by gift card, wire transfer, or cryptocurrency
  • Look out for prerecorded calls from imposters posing as government agencies

If you suspect fraudulent activity, immediately hang up and do not provide any personal information.

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