Utah Attorney General working to stop robocalls

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News)- Attorney General Reyes is just as tired of those pesky robocalls as you are.

He has joined a bipartisan group of 40 state attorneys general to stop the calls.

“To be clear we are not talking about first amendment protected robocalls like political messages or calls from bona fide charities. While some find these calls annoying, they are legal,” stated Attorney General Reyes. “However, if the recording is a sales pitch and you have not provided authorization, the call is illegal. To trick you into answering a call, many robocalls fake the caller ID information you see on your phone. This is called spoofing and is also illegal. It is these practices and types of robocalls we are focused on stopping,” he said.

Last year over 187 million illegal robocalls were made to Utahns in 2017 alone. 

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