Vt., NH, NY attorneys general join forces to stop robocalls

Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York Attorneys General join task force to stop robocalls
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 9:06 AM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont, New Hampshire and New York’s attorneys general say they are joining the bipartisan Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force aimed at cracking down on illegal robocalls.

The goal is to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign scam calls into the United States.

New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella says robocalls are a serious problem in the Granite State. He says they’re not only annoying but also unlawful and abusive.

In Vermont, an estimated 3 million robocalls were received just last month.

Nationwide it’s estimated that more than 33 million scam calls are made to Americans every day, and nearly $30 billion was stolen last year through these scam calls.

The Task Force has issued 20 civil investigative demands to 20 gateway providers and other entities allegedly responsible for a majority of foreign robocall traffic.

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