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AG Ford continues fight against robocalls

by Nevada State News

CARSON CITY — Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said last week that his office continues to fight against illegal robocalls in Nevada. He announced that more telephone companies have agreed to adopt “Anti-Robocall Principles.”

“I’m encouraged by the additional support we are receiving from telephone companies who are willing to partner with us in our fight against illegal robocalls here in Nevada and all over the country,” Ford said. “Robocalls are annoying, illegal and can be outright dangerous, and my office will continue to develop tools and collaborate with our law enforcement partners to protect you from being scammed.”

The companies will work with a collation of attorneys generals by incorporating the following principles:

  • ·         Offering free, easy-to use call blocking and labeling tools to customers;
  • ·         Analyzing and monitoring network traffic consistent with robocalls;
  • ·         Investigating and reporting suspicious illegal robocalling or spoofing; and
  • ·         Implementing methods of authenticating phone calls.

The telephone companies also agreed to cooperate in traceback investigations, communicate with the coalition of attorneys general regarding recognized scams and trends in illegal robocalling and confirm the identity of potential bad actors. 

SOURCE: AG Ford.

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