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Commission Supports Fight Against Robocalls

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 12:50pm

TPUC SUPPORTS TENNESSEE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
AND US ATTORNEY GENERALS IN FIGHT AGAINST
ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS

Prevention of Robocalls and enforcement against companies who engage in the activity is the focus of the national effort.


Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee Public Utility Commission officials endorse the state’s effort to fight illegal robocalls.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced recently that a bipartisan, public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 phone companies, the phone companies have agreed to adopt eight principles to fight illegal robocalls, stating: “Robocalls are uninvited, a breach of privacy, distracting and generally a menace,” said General Slatery. “This agreement should better protect Tennesseans from illegal robocalls and enable this Office and other attorneys general to investigate and prosecute offenders.”

Tennessee Public Utility Commission Chair, Robin L. Morrison, applauds the effort the Attorney General Slatery in taking a stand against illegal robocalls and believes the eight principles will make a significant impact in reducing robocalls.

“Robocalls are a nuisance that is disrupting the lives of many Tennesseans,” says Morrison. “We believe that this cooperative effort by service providers will help address this problem, which has been identified as the number one consumer complaint nationwide.”

The primary focus of the effort to fight illegal robocalls involves the prevention of such calls and enforcement against companies that engage in the practice.

Contact: Greg Mitchell, Media
(615) 741-6883