Help AG Bob Ferguson track down sources of illegal robocalls and telemarketing scams :: NPI’s Cascadia Advocate
The state Attorney General’s office wants citizen help in tracking down incessant and often illegal robocalls as well as telephone scams, and has set up two new web sites to report automated, recorded messages that will not end.
“Robocalls are more than just annoying – they can also be illegal,” said Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “Many of our cases are based on tips we receive from Washingtonians. If robocalls are harassing you, please file a complaint with my office.”
Ferguson has gone to court and joined in state AG lawsuits, the latest last October against a Corvallis-based outfit called Global Grid Telecom, which placed 54,000 allegedly deceptive recorded messages.
Curiously, the messages hawked a robocall blocking service.
A year ago, two firms that made more than 1.7 million robocalls into Washington agreed to pay $495,000 to legitimate charities as a result of a lawsuit by Ferguson and 39 other attorneys general, and the Federal Trade Commission.
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