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Attorneys general, phone companies adopt eight principles to fight robocalls

Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 16:22:24-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona joined a coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 phone companies to establish ways to fight robocalls.

"These principles are being adopted to help us stop illegal robocalls from reaching our phones," said Arizoan Attorney General Mark Brnovich, in a statement. "I applaud industry for working with attorneys general and for making available free call-blocking tools and committing to share information with my office so we can continue to bring bad actors to justice."

The principles include:

-Implementing call-blocking technology at the network level.

-Offering free, simple call-blocking and labeling tools.

-Implementing technology that verifies the sources of phone calls.

-Monitoring phone networks for robocalls.

-Verifying phone customers.

-Identifying and investigating robocall sources.

-Working with law enforcement to trace robocalls.

-Requiring phone companies to cooperate in call traces.

To report robocalls, visit the Attorney General’s website.