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US State Legal Officers, Telecom Companies That Will Break Down on Robocalls



WASHINGTON: Attorneys general from 50 US states and District of Columbia will announce on Thursday that they will merge with major telecommunications providers, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, Sprint Corp and T-Mobile Us Inc down unwanted robocalls, according to a document Reuters has seen.

The state authorities and companies disclose non-binding "anti-robocall principles."

Companies agreed to take steps to reduce unwanted calls and work with State Attorney Generals over "recognized fraud and trends in illegal robocalling" and to update states on "potential additional solutions to combat illegal robocall. "

Robocalls is the single largest complaint to the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and to many State Attorney General's offices. Congress has worked with legislation to break down unwanted calls in recent months.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Bernadette Baum)


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