INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (WTWO/WAWV) — Attorney General Todd Rokita has filed a lawsuit against an Arizona-based company, Avid Telecom, allegedly responsible for facilitating billions of robocalls.
“Hoosiers are sick and tired of these annoying robocalls that not only interrupt their lives but also violate state and federal laws,” Attorney General Rokita said. “Rest assured that we will keep going after these illegal robocallers with the same dogged aggressiveness that we’ve shown since day one.”
The complaint alleges that Avid Telecom sent or transmitted more than 7.5 billion calls to telephone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. This action violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and other federal and state telemarketing and consumer laws.
The company allegedly sent or transmitted scam calls representing Social Security Administration scams, Medicare scams, auto warranty scams, Amazon scams, DirecTV scams, credit card interest rate reduction scams, and employment scams. All of these were targeted at individuals that were affiliated with each specific one of these.
The USTelecom-led Industry Traceback Group, which notifies providers about known and suspected illegal robocalls sent across their networks, sent at least 329 notifications to Avid Telecom that it was transmitting these calls, but this did not stop Avid Telecom from continuing to send out these calls.
Attorney General Rokita has already sued one of Avid Telecom’s customers in Texas federal court in the past. Avid Telecom helped that customer send more than 4 billion robocalls between the time period May 2019 and March 2021.
If you wish to report illegal robocalls or any other scams, log onto indianaconsumer.com to file a complaint.