Maryland Attorney General warns of new election scam involving robocalls

BALTIMORE, MD—A new type of election scam that involves robocalls is spreading and it could have a major impact on the fairness of elections, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office is warning. The scam usually involves a robocall that impersonates a real political campaign or candidate. The goal of the call is to mislead the voter, manipulate their choices, or even […]

Attorney General Brown urges federal authorities to regulate robocalls, texts generated using artificial intelligence technology

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has joined a coalition of 26 states in sending a letter (PDF) to the Federal Communications Commission emphasizing the potential for harm when telemarketers use artificial intelligence and asking the FCC to strongly restrict such usage. In November 2023, the FCC posted a Notice of Inquiry, requesting input on the use of A.I. […]

Maryland joins nationwide enforcement sweep to stem tide of illegal telemarketing calls to consumers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown, along with the Federal Trade Commission and other law enforcement partners nationwide – including Attorneys General from all 50 states and the District of Columbia – announced a new crackdown on illegal telemarketing targeting operations responsible for billions of calls to U.S. consumers. The joint state and federal “Operation Stop Scam Calls” initiative […]

Attorney General Brown sues Avid Telecom over illegal robocalls

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced that, along with 48 other Attorneys General’s Offices, the Consumer Protection Division has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, alleging that Michael D. Lansky, LLC, which does business under the name Avid Telecom, and the company’s owner, Michael Lansky, and Vice President, Stacey […]

Attorney General Frosh announces formation of nationwide anti-robocall litigation task force

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced that Maryland is joining a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force of 50 states to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing foreign robocalls into the United States. The bipartisan Task Force has one goal: to cut down on illegal robocalls. “Robocalls are more than an annoyance, […]

Attorney General Frosh urges FCC to stop international scam calls

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put in place measures that will help stem the tide of foreign-based illegal robocalls that attempt to scam Americans. “Americans are sick and tired of spoofed phone calls and illegal robocalls, of not being able to trust their Caller ID, and of being scammed […]

Attorney General Frosh joins bipartisan coalition to continue fight against robocalls

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general fighting against robocalls by filing an amicus brief in Lindenbaum v. Realgy. In their brief, the states argue that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) robocall ban was enforceable from 2015 to 2020. “Consumers have had it with irritating and potentially dangerous robocalls,” […]

Frosh urges stronger industry response to illegal robocalls

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general in calling on USTelecom, the leading organization representing telecommunications provider, and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue its collaboration with state attorneys general by bolstering technological capabilities to improve enforcement against illegal robocallers. The letter asks USTelecom to advance the ITG’s abilities […]