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NJ announces partnership with FCC to investigate illegal robocalls

New Jersey’s acting attorney general has announced that the state is partnering with the Federal Communications Commission to investigate illegal robocalls.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2022, 10:01 PM

Updated 811 days ago

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NJ announces partnership with FCC to investigate illegal robocalls
New Jersey’s acting attorney general has announced that the state is partnering with the Federal Communications Commission to investigate illegal robocalls.
“We all know unsolicited robocalls are annoying, but they also are a tool scammers use to commit fraud,” said Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin said in a statement. “Our new partnership with the Federal Communications Commission will help us crack down on abusive robocalls and protect New Jersey residents.”
New Jersey joins more than 20 states that have already established formal working relationships with the FCC to investigate robocalls.
Platkin says that New Jersey has taken several steps over the years to protect consumers from scam calls. He said that in 2021, the state was part of a lawsuit against a charitable fundraising scam operation that made more than 1 billion deceptive calls. That scam collected more than $110 million from unsuspecting donors.


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