May 30, 2023
Lawsuit targets billions of robocalls
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – A coalition of 49 attorneys general in California and other states announced a lawsuit Tuesday May 23rd against Avid Telecom for allegedly initiating and facilitating billions of unlawful robocalls in California and elsewhere.

The robocalls involved Social Security Administration scams, Medicare and employment scams.

For nearly 4-years, Avid Telecom sent or attempted to transmit over 24 billion calls to consumers. More than 90% of those calls lasted under 15 seconds, strongly indicating that they were likely robocalls.

About 7.5 billion calls to telephone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. An estimated 577 million of those calls were to telephone numbers in California.

The Registry allows consumers to legally opt out from receiving telemarketing calls, but robocallers regularly fail to respect such legal prohibitions.
Story Date: May 23, 2023
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