Attorney General Phil Weiser pledges to join FCC and other states in combating robocalls
June 2, 2022 (DENVER) – Attorney General Phil Weiser today joined 40 other attorneys general in applauding the Federal Communications Commission’s ongoing work to combat robocalls, and in pledging to make a good faith effort to join an information-sharing agreement with the FCC.
Colorado joined such an agreement earlier this year.
“Robocalls are an ongoing concern for Colorado consumers, and we look forward to collaborating with the FCC to address this scourge,” Weiser said. “By entering an agreement with the FCC, Colorado, and other states, we can facilitate fast, effective information sharing during robocall investigations to better protect consumers.”
In 2021, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office received 451 reports of fraudulent and unwanted telephone calls. In 2020, moreover, Americans lost more than $520 million through robocall scams.
In the letter attorneys general today sent to the FCC, the attorneys general commended the FCC’s leadership in encouraging states to join information sharing agreements, and said the opportunity honors our country’s tradition of federalism and demonstrates a commitment to addressing complex issues collaboratively.
While not all attorneys general who signed the letter have entered into agreements, the letter demonstrates their commitment to do so. Those who previously signed an information sharing agreement with the FCC, including Weiser, reaffirmed in the letter their commitment to work collaboratively in the future.
The attorneys general previously called on the FCC to block illegal robocalls from other countries, and Attorney General Weiser previously led a bipartisan effort to urge Congress to act against robocalls.
Coloradans can report fraudulent or unwanted telephone calls to stopfraudcolorado.gov.
Attorney General Weiser is joined in sending the letter by Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.