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Feds launch campaign to stop phone scams

AUSTIN – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has announced that Texas, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a coalition of law enforcement partners nationwide, is conducting Operation Stop Scam Calls to combat the nationwide problem of illegal telemarketing and robocalls by which companies and scammers target and harass U.S. consumers.

AUSTIN – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has announced that Texas, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a coalition of law enforcement partners nationwide, is conducting Operation Stop Scam Calls to combat the nationwide problem of illegal telemarketing and robocalls by which companies and scammers target and harass U.S. consumers.

The joint state and federal law enforcement sweep aims to deter and punish illegal telemarketers and anyone else who enables their unlawful conduct, including the companies who hire them, lead generators who provide them with consumers’ contact information, and the Voice over Internet Protocol service providers who transmit their calls to U.S. consumers.

By joining this coalition, the OAG aims to protect the people of Texas from deceitful telemarketing companies and the nuisance of spam calls.

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