The national Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force is asking a court to require two voice service providers to cooperate in multistate investigations over alleged involvement in illegal robocalls.
The Connecticut Attorney General's Office is a lead on the Task Force and has developed evidence that both Avid Telecom and One Eye LLC accepted and routed fraudulent robocalls, including government imposter scams, fake legal threats, and phony offers purporting to be from businesses like Amazon and Apple.
The task force is seeking a court order to enforce compliance as they have stopped responding to the task force in the investigation and to hold them accountable.
The Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force on August 2nd issued 20 civil investigative demands seeking answers from 20 gateway providers and other entities allegedly responsible for a majority of foreign robocall traffic. Gateway providers that bring foreign traffic into the U-S telephone network have a responsibility to ensure the traffic is legal, but these providers are not taking sufficient action to stop robocall traffic.
51 attorneys general participate in the national task force. Connecticut is among 16 states on the Executive Committee leading this task force. They say robocalls responsible for $29.8 billion in fraud last year alone. The task force is focused on shutting down the gateways that profit off this illegal scam traffic.
According to the National Consumer Law Center and Electronic Privacy Information Center, more than 33 million scam robocalls are made to Americans every day.