Attorneys General Join Together to Fight Robocalls

December 7, 2018 – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has joined a group of attorneys general to fight robocalls.

The bipartisan group is comprised of 40 state attorneys generals. Their goal is to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls.

The group is reviewing the technology that major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls.

This is in addition to the ongoing effort being made by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

“Robocalls and spoofing are technological problems that need technological solutions, in addition to regulatory improvements and legal enforcement,” Hood said. “That’s why we are actively engaging carriers to implement solutions as quickly as possible.”

He says his office and the Mississippi Public Service Commission issued two consumer guides during the summer. The guides have information regarding robocalls for both mobile and landlines.

“The information guides consumers through their options on both the state and national level in registering for Do Not Call lists and reporting violations of those lists,” Hood continued.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is also among the group.

By Zac Carlisle, WTVA
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