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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

AG Donovan Joins Effort to Curb Illegal Robocalls

October 12, 2018

This week, Attorney General TJ Donovan called on the Federal Communications Commission to allow telephone service providers to block illegal “robocalls” that are made to unsuspecting consumers. A “robocall” is an automated phone call that delivers a recorded message. Scammers have been known to use robocalls to target older individuals. “Illegal robocalls are on the upswing,” Attorney General Donovan said. “I call upon the FCC to create new rules to let telephone service providers block more types of illegal robocalls.” Attorney General Donovan joined 33 other Attorneys General in making this request to the FCC. To read the request, click here. To read the AGO’s full press release on this subject, click here. To review options for blocking calls to both cellular phones and land lines, click here.  For more information, contact Christopher Curtis, Chief Public Protection Division, 802-828-3171.

Last modified: October 12, 2018