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Robocall crackdown

Posted: 1:15 PM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-23 13:34:20-04
Michigan joins nationwide crackdown on illegal robocalls

LANSING, Mich. — Twelve of the nation's largest telecom companies have agreed to roll out new call blocking technology.

The agreement was made with all 50 state attorneys general across the U.S. on Thursday.

This is the most recent action in response to the recent tide of unwanted and often illegal calls from telemarketers and scammers.

The agreement states that phone companies will provide customers with free call blocking and labeling technology that will monitor their networks for robocalls and scammers and trace robocalls back to the source to be prosecuted.

In July alone, there were 4-point-7 billion fake calls.

A few of the telecommunication companies that have joined are big names like Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T.

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