An Arizona telecoms company is being sued for allegedly facilitating billions of ‘harassing’ robocalls, including many that appeared to be scams and spoofed numbers.
Attorneys general from every state apart from Alaska and South Dakota filed a lawsuit against Avid Telecom, accusing the company of making a total of 21 billion robocalls between 2018 and 2023.
The complaint claims that 7.5 billion of these calls were to people on the national Do Not Call Registry, in violation of consumer laws.
Seniors and vulnerable customers were allegedly targeted by scam calls about Social Security and Medicare – handing over millions of dollars to fraudsters.
According to the lawsuit, filed by a coalition of attorneys general from 48 states, Avid Telecom also facilitated more than 8.4 million spoof calls pretending to be from government and law enforcement agencies and private companies. More at Daily Mail.