CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s attorney general is joining with others around the country to support federal legislation to help cut down on illegal robocalls.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in a news release that his office receives frequent calls from residents complaining about scams, robocalls and call spoofing.
The release said a coalition of 54 state and territory attorneys general sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Senate. The letter was in support of legislation that they say would allow states, federal regulators and telecom providers to try to combat illegal robocalls.
Morrisey’s office said more than 48 billion robocalls were made in 2018.
The release says the legislation would require voice service providers to participate in a call authentication framework to try to block unwanted calls.