NAAG Calls on the FCC to Require Voice Service Providers to Increase Anti-Robocall Protections

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) called on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to require the telephone providers that route calls across the U.S. telephone network to implement more rigorous measures to prevent illegal and fraudulent robocalls from bombarding Americans. The FCC is proposing expanding many of these rules to those few phone companies…

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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 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 Urges FTC to Create Robust Rule Outlawing Impersonation Scams

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter signed by 49 attorneys general in response to a request for comments by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on a federal rule to combat impersonation scams. The letter raises concerns about the plethora of impersonation scams targeting consumers and the current lack of a national rule…

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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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NAAG Supports Senate Hearings on Social Media and Mental Health

As enforcers of our jurisdictions’ consumer protection laws, we find it deeply troubling that Facebook and other social media platforms seek to increase user engagement by conscripting our nation’s youth despite known harms to children and adolescents.

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Attorneys General Urge FCC to Accelerate Deadline for STIR/SHAKEN Adoption

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fight back against the scourge of illegal robocalls by moving up the deadline for smaller telephone companies to implement caller ID technology. Under the TRACED Act, which became law in 2019, phone companies are required to implement STIR/SHAKEN technology on…

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Texas et al. v. Google (In re Google Digital Advertising Antitrust Litigation), No. 1:21-cv-06841 (S.D.N.Y.)

The plaintiff states originally filed their case in the Eastern District of Texas (No. 4:20-cv-00957 (E.D. Tex. Dec. 16, 2020) alleging that Google monopolized or attempted to monopolize products and services used by advertisers and publishers in online-display advertising on third-party sites. The complaint also alleged that Google engaged in false, misleading and deceptive acts…

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Utah et al. v. Google LLC, No. 3:21-cv-05227 (N.D. Cal. July 7, 2021)

Thirty-seven states filed a lawsuit against Google for monopolizing the smartphone application market in violation of state and federal antitrust laws. According to the complaint, Google operates a web of exclusionary agreements with phone manufacturers and carriers to exert control over app distribution on Android phones through its Google Play Store. By leveraging those anticompetitive…

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