Show-Me Everybody Against Robocalls

For once there's a bit of unity against the machines.

Here's a peek at the progress led by a current candidate for Senate . . .

Stopping nuisance calls from foreign countries has been particularly challenging. In January, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced he was joining a bipartisan group of attorneys general in Federal Communications Commission to put in place measures that will help stem the tide of foreign-based illegal robocalls that attempt to scam Americans.

Attorneys general have also put telecom companies on notice that they must stop the scam calls before they go through to customers, or face prosecution. Experts say that strategy just might work.

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State attorneys general unite against robocalls

All 50 state attorneys general, Republicans and Democrats, have come together through a newly formed task force to go after U.S. telecommunications companies that allow robocalls originating overseas to reach their customers. That includes Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, pictured here in 2021 (photo courtesy of the Attorney General's office).