Attorney General Phil Weiser issues bipartisan warning to suspected election scam AI robocallers
Feb. 6, 2024 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser today joined a bipartisan group of 51 attorneys general in sending a warning letter to a company that allegedly sent New Hampshire residents scam election robocalls during the state’s recent primary election. The calls allegedly used artificial intelligence to impersonate the president and discourage voters from participating in the primary.
“While this is one example far from Colorado, voters need to be aware that artificial intelligence and other technology are making it easier than ever for bad actors to spread misinformation and disinformation,” said Weiser. “Democracy is a team sport, and it’s good to see such a broad, bipartisan coalition of attorneys general joining together to send a message to those who wish to sow discord that we are watching and will hold accountable anyone who breaks the law to interfere in federal, state, or local elections.”
In their warning letter, Weiser and the other attorneys general on the nationwide Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force warn Life Corporation and its owner and executives that they need to cease any unlawful call traffic immediately. If they don’t, they may be in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Truth in Caller ID Act, and other state consumer protection laws.
The task force’s investigation indicates that Life Corp allegedly spoofed their calls to make them appear like they were coming from legitimate New Hampshire political party officials. They then proceeded to provide incorrect information about elections and voting to the call recipients.
In addition to this warning letter, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office today issued a cease-and-desist letter against Life Corp as part of its ongoing investigation into the matter. The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau also issued a cease-and-desist letter against Lingo Telecom, which was identified to have originated a portion of these calls for Life Corp, demanding that it immediately stop supporting illegal robocall traffic on its networks.
The Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force of 51 bipartisan attorneys general investigates and takes legal action against those responsible for routing significant volumes of illegal robocall traffic into and across the United States.
A copy of the letter is available here.
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