States sue telecom company over billions of alleged illegal robocalls

FILE – Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes (D) on Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Attorneys general in 48 states and Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Arizona-based Avid Telecom for allegedly unleashing billions of illegal robocalls on consumers.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Arizona accuses the company of attempting to send more than 24.5 billion calls to consumers between December 2018 and January 2023, including 7.5 billion calls to people who had opted out of receiving telemarketing calls through the national Do Not Call Registry.

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