In a significant legal move, California has joined forces with 49 other states to sue Avid Telecom, a robocalling company, for making over 8 million unlawful calls to phone numbers in California since 2019.
The lawsuit alleges these scripted calls were designed to deceive individuals, with one example pretending to be the "Dealer Service Center" informing recipients about their expiring car warranty. The lawsuit highlights that scammers find VoIP technology particularly attractive due to its efficiency in making millions or even billions of calls, as they search for victims who can fall prey to their financial or identity theft scams.
"Robocalls go beyond being a mere annoyance; they can inflict real financial harm on unsuspecting individuals," emphasizes California Attorney General Rob Bonta. He further states the seriousness of the case, "I'm taking Avid Telecom to court for delivering not just hundreds, thousands, or even millions, but billions of robocalls."
Attorney General Bonta highlights the significance of addressing the issue, stating, "Stopping unwanted robocalls is a crucial bipartisan and nationwide effort." He underscores the impact of these calls on individuals, stating, "Robocalls disrupt daily life and pose a substantial financial threat to consumers."