Nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force created to fight estimated $29.8B in scam call theft

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(The Center Square) — A new nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force has been created, looking to crack down on the calls that lead to an estimated $29.8 billion stolen through scam calls each year, according to the National Consumer Law Center and Electronic Privacy Information Center.

The task force — which is composed of all 50 state attorneys generals — will work to go after "bad actors" in telecommunications and will work to cut down the number of robocalls that residents throughout the United States receive.

"Robocalls aren’t just an Illinois problem. They are a nationwide problem," said Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. "That is why I am proud to join my fellow attorneys general in launching this task force. Robocalls cost consumers time and money, as well as violate their privacy."

Nationally, 33 million scam calls are received by Americans each day.

"We all get robocalls and we all hate them. But South Carolina cannot fight them alone because robocalls are a nationwide problem," Wilson said. "That’s why I am proud to join my fellow attorneys general as we take this fight to anyone who helps these scammers and robocallers.".... (Read more)