NAAG Calls on the FTC to Increase Obligations on Telemarketers

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase obligations on telemarketers by requiring them to keep additional records about their activities so that law enforcement can hold them accountable for when they fail to comply with the law. The FTC seeks comment on proposed amendments to the…

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NAAG Urges FTC to Repeal Telemarketing Exemptions and Provide Protections for Negative Option Products

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in support of the federal agency’s proposed changes to repeal exemptions related to telemarketing calls and provide protections for negative option products or services. The Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) went into effect in 1995 to help prevent telemarketers from…

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Settlement Agreement Between Plaintiff States and Citibank (June 2018)

Forty-two plaintiff states reached a $100 million settlement with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving interest rate manipulation that had a significant impact on consumers and financial markets around the world. UBS’ fraudulent conduct involved the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions…

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Attorneys General Pledge to Join FCC in Combatting Robocalls

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its leadership in combatting the scourge of robocalls and sharing their commitment to working collaboratively with the FCC via information-sharing agreements. While not all attorneys general who signed the letter have entered into information sharing agreements with the…

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AGs Support CFPB Implementing Debt Bondage Repair Act

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to support its intent to implement the Debt Bondage Repair Act, which prohibits consumer credit reporting agencies from reporting adverse information resulting from trafficking. The Debt Bondage Repair Act was signed into law in December 2021.  It prohibits credit…

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AGs to Congress: Provide Funding for the Legal Services Corporation

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Congress to support beneficent funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The LSC provides critical legal assistance to low-income Americans, helping families in need across the country. Nonprofit legal aid programs funded by the federal program provide services to millions of Americans annually, reaching…

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Attorneys General Support The Public Safety Officer Act of 2022

NAAG is urging Congress to pass The Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022. The legislation addresses gaps in support for public safety officers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with the high-risk nature of their jobs. In the letter signed by 53 attorneys general, the attorneys general praise the work of public…

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NAAG Responds to FDA’s Comment Request on New Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Rules

In response to a request for comments from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding new rules regulating over-the-counter hearing aids, NAAG submitted comments encouraging the FDA to take the below steps to ensure that states maintain a role as regulators in this emerging market: The FDA should define preemption terms in a way that…

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NAAG asked FCC to curb foreign-based illegal robocalls

The attorneys general are asking the FCC to require gateway providers to take additional measures to reduce robocalls, including: Responding to requests from law enforcement, state attorneys general, or the FCC to trace back calls within 24 hours. Blocking calls when providers are aware of an illegal or likely fraudulent caller. Blocking calls that originate…

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Attorneys General Support Efforts to Stop Robocallers from Misusing Legitimate Phone Numbers

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today wrote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of its efforts to reduce illegal robocallers’ access to legitimate phone numbers to make unending robocalls that scam people out of their hard-earned money. The comment letter to the FCC was signed by all 50 state attorneys general and…

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