AG Weiser joins effort to curb unwanted robocalls
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has hopped on board a new bipartisan coalition of attorneys general representing 54 states and territories to urge the U.S. Senate to pass the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.
If passed, the new legislation would provide additional enforcement tools to the federal government and state attorney generals to crack down on unwanted robocalls.
“In Colorado and across the country, unwanted robocalls are a real and growing menace,” said Weiser in a statement. “When it comes to stopping these annoying robocalls, our office is committed to cooperating across state, party and agency lines to protect Colorado consumers. The TRACED Act is a step in the right direction, and I’m proud to support it.”
The act would prioritize efforts to ensure phone carriers implement STIR or SHAKEN, a technology that would assist consumers in blocking unwanted robocalls and other phone spam. The act would also establish an Interagency Working Group that would enable states to coordinate more closely with federal regulators to combat the issue.
According to the Colorado Attorney General’s office, unwanted robocalls are the office’s biggest consumer complaint with an estimated 120 million robocalls received by residents last year — about 20 calls per resident.
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