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State Attorney General And Phone Companies Team Up To Fight Robocalls | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

State Attorney General And Phone Companies Team Up To Fight Robocalls | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


>>>ALL RIGHT.>>>ALL RIGHT. EVERY UNITED STATES ATTORNEY EVERY UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL IS PLEDGED TO TAKE GENERAL IS PLEDGED TO TAKE ACTION TODAY ON AN ISSUE THAT IS ACTION TODAY ON AN ISSUE THAT IS POSED MAJOR FRUSTRATION TO POSED MAJOR FRUSTRATION TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS INCLUDING MILLIONS OF AMERICANS INCLUDING YOURS TRULY, ROBO CALLS. YOURS TRULY, ROBO CALLS. IN 2018 ALONE, THERE WERE ALMOST IN 2018 ALONE, THERE WERE ALMOST 48 BILLION ROBO CALLS TO U.S. 48 BILLION ROBO CALLS TO U.S. PHONE NUMBERS. PHONE NUMBERS. I THINK I GOT A BILLION OF THEM. I THINK I GOT A BILLION OF THEM. THEY ARE NOT JUST ANNOYING, AS THEY ARE NOT JUST ANNOYING, AS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HARASSED OR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HARASSED OR SCAMMED OUT OF THOUSANDS OF SCAMMED OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, THEY’RE MORE THAN THAT. DOLLARS, THEY’RE MORE THAN THAT. THE ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE THE ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE JOINING WITH 12 OF THE PHONE JOINING WITH 12 OF THE PHONE COMPANIES, CELL PHONE COMPANIES, COMPANIES, CELL PHONE COMPANIES, THAT HAVE AGREED TO USE THAT HAVE AGREED TO USE CALL-BLOCKING TECHNOLOGY AT NO CALL-BLOCKING TECHNOLOGY AT NO COST TO CONSUMERS. COST TO CONSUMERS. THEY WILL ALSO MONITOR THEIR THEY WILL ALSO MONITOR THEIR NETWORKS FOR ROBO CALL TRAFFIC NETWORKS FOR ROBO CALL TRAFFIC AND WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO AND WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO TRACE THE SOURCE OF ILLEGAL ROBO TRACE THE SOURCE OF ILLEGAL ROBO CALLS. CALLS. WE SHOULD NOTE OUR PARENT WE SHOULD NOTE OUR PARENT COMPANY COMCAST HAS SIGNED ONTO COMPANY COMCAST HAS SIGNED ONTO THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT. JOINING ME NOW IS NORTH CAROLINA JOINING ME NOW IS NORTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH STEIN. ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH STEIN. HE LED THE EFFORT TO BRING HE LED THE EFFORT TO BRING TOGETHER THIS COALITION OF TOGETHER THIS COALITION OF COMPANIES AND ATTORNEY GENERALS. COMPANIES AND ATTORNEY GENERALS. ATTORNEY GENERAL, I MEAN, I ATTORNEY GENERAL, I MEAN, I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH NORTH CAROLINA, BUT I AM TEMPTED NORTH CAROLINA, BUT I AM TEMPTED TO JUST MOVE THERE NOW TO JUST TO JUST MOVE THERE NOW TO JUST VOTE FOR YOU IF YOU MAKE THIS VOTE FOR YOU IF YOU MAKE THIS HAPPEN. HAPPEN. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR US? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR US?>>WELL, FORTUNATELY YOU DON’T>>WELL, FORTUNATELY YOU DON’T NEED TO DO THAT BECAUSE THIS IS NEED TO DO THAT BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE NATIONAL IN SCOPE. GOING TO BE NATIONAL IN SCOPE. YOU KNOW, THIS ISSUE ABOUT ROBO YOU KNOW, THIS ISSUE ABOUT ROBO CALLS, YOU’VE HIT THE PROBLEM. CALLS, YOU’VE HIT THE PROBLEM. IT’S THE NUMBER ONE COMPLAINT I IT’S THE NUMBER ONE COMPLAINT I HEAR WHEN I’M OUT TRAVELING HEAR WHEN I’M OUT TRAVELING ACROSS MY STATE. ACROSS MY STATE. AND IT’S AN ANNOYANCE, BUT IT’S AND IT’S AN ANNOYANCE, BUT IT’S ALSO A SOURCE OF INCREDIBLE ALSO A SOURCE OF INCREDIBLE SCAMS. SCAMS. ONE WOMAN LOST OVER $200,000 ONE WOMAN LOST OVER $200,000 FROM A SWEEPSTAKES GENERATED FROM A SWEEPSTAKES GENERATED ROBO CALL. ROBO CALL. SO IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE TAKE SO IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE TAKE ACTION. ACTION. AND AS STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL AND AS STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL WHOSE JOB IT IS TO PROTECT THE WHOSE JOB IT IS TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF OUR STATE, WE DECIDED PEOPLE OF OUR STATE, WE DECIDED WE COULDN’T WAIT ON WASHINGTON. WE COULDN’T WAIT ON WASHINGTON. WE ARE PLEASED THAT CONGRESS IS WE ARE PLEASED THAT CONGRESS IS MOVING. MOVING. WE ARE PLEASED THE FCC IS WE ARE PLEASED THE FCC IS MOVING. MOVING. BUT WE WANTED TO ENGAGE THE BUT WE WANTED TO ENGAGE THE PHONE COMPANIES DIRECTLY AND PHONE COMPANIES DIRECTLY AND URGE THEM TO DEPLOY TECHNOLOGIES URGE THEM TO DEPLOY TECHNOLOGIES TO HELP SCREEN OUT THESE TO HELP SCREEN OUT THESE UNWANTED CALLS AND THEN ALSO TO UNWANTED CALLS AND THEN ALSO TO WORK WITH US, PARTNER WITH US SO WORK WITH US, PARTNER WITH US SO THAT WE CAN TRACE BACK TO THE THAT WE CAN TRACE BACK TO THE ORIGIN WHO THESE ROBO CALLERS ORIGIN WHO THESE ROBO CALLERS ARE AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. ARE AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.>>TALK TO ME ABOUT THE>>TALK TO ME ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY. TECHNOLOGY. DOES IT EXIST? DOES IT EXIST? CAN THESE COMPANIES FIGURE OUT CAN THESE COMPANIES FIGURE OUT WHAT A ROBO CALL IS OR WHERE WHAT A ROBO CALL IS OR WHERE IT’S ORIGINATING FROM? IT’S ORIGINATING FROM?>>YES.>>YES. IT’S IMPERFECT AS EVER — IT’S IT’S IMPERFECT AS EVER — IT’S EVER-EMERGING, IT’S EVER-EMERGING, IT’S EVER-IMPROVING. EVER-IMPROVING. BUT THEY CAN DEPLOY BUT THEY CAN DEPLOY NETWORK-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY THAT NETWORK-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY THAT APPLIES BEFORE THE CALL COMES IN APPLIES BEFORE THE CALL COMES IN AND YOU THE CONSUMER DON’T HAVE AND YOU THE CONSUMER DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. TO DO ANYTHING. THERE IS NO COST, NO ACTION THERE IS NO COST, NO ACTION REQUIRED ON YOUR PART. REQUIRED ON YOUR PART. AND THEY WILL SCREEN OUT A LARGE AND THEY WILL SCREEN OUT A LARGE NUMBER OF THESE ILLEGAL ROBO NUMBER OF THESE ILLEGAL ROBO CALLS. CALLS. AND THEN THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE AND THEN THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE ADDITIONALLY AVAILABLE ADDITIONALLY AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY TO EITHER CALL-BLOCK TECHNOLOGY TO EITHER CALL-BLOCK OR CALL-LABEL ADDITIONAL CALLS OR CALL-LABEL ADDITIONAL CALLS AT THE WILL OR THE WISH OF THE AT THE WILL OR THE WISH OF THE CONSUMER. CONSUMER. THEY ALSO ARE GOING TO DEPLOY THEY ALSO ARE GOING TO DEPLOY CALL AUTHENTICATION TECHNOLOGY CALL AUTHENTICATION TECHNOLOGY SO THAT WHEN YOU GET THAT CALLER SO THAT WHEN YOU GET THAT CALLER ID AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S, YOU ID AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S, YOU KNOW, IT’S YOUR AREA CODE. KNOW, IT’S YOUR AREA CODE.>>WHICH IS WHAT MOST OF THE>>WHICH IS WHAT MOST OF THE ONES I GET LOOK LIKE A REAL ONES I GET LOOK LIKE A REAL NUMBER. NUMBER.>>THOSE ARE CALLED SPOOFED.>>THOSE ARE CALLED SPOOFED. THEY ARE FAKE. THEY ARE FAKE. THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO ENSURE THAT THE NUMBER THAT ENSURE THAT THE NUMBER THAT DISPLAYS ON THAT SCREEN IS DISPLAYS ON THAT SCREEN IS ACTUALLY THE NUMBER THAT’S ACTUALLY THE NUMBER THAT’S CALLING YOU. CALLING YOU.>>ARE MORE — I SEE YOU GOT 35>>ARE MORE — I SEE YOU GOT 35 COMPANIES HERE. COMPANIES HERE. BUT SOME OF THEM ARE NOT THERE. BUT SOME OF THEM ARE NOT THERE. WHAT’S THE PLAN HERE? WHAT’S THE PLAN HERE? DO YOU THINK MORE COMPANIES WILL DO YOU THINK MORE COMPANIES WILL JOIN? JOIN?>>I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE MORE>>I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE MORE COMPANIES WILL JOIN. COMPANIES WILL JOIN. WE’VE BEEN NEGOTIATING THIS UP WE’VE BEEN NEGOTIATING THIS UP UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. WE HAD 12 COMPANIES THAT JOINED WE HAD 12 COMPANIES THAT JOINED TODAY. TODAY. 50 STATES INCLUDING THE DISTRICT 50 STATES INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THIS IS A OF COLUMBIA, THIS IS A NONPARTISAN ISSUE. NONPARTISAN ISSUE. WE ALL AGREE THIS IS A SCOURGE, WE ALL AGREE THIS IS A SCOURGE, IT’S AN ANNOYANCE, BUT IT’S A IT’S AN ANNOYANCE, BUT IT’S A HARM TO OUR PEOPLE. HARM TO OUR PEOPLE.>>THIS MIGHT BE THE THING THAT>>THIS MIGHT BE THE THING THAT BRINGS AMERICANS TOGETHER. BRINGS AMERICANS TOGETHER. [ LAUGHTER ] [ LAUGHTER ] THERE IS NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY THERE IS NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY WHO MAKES A CASE FOR MORE ROBO WHO MAKES A CASE FOR MORE ROBO CALLS. CALLS. WHEN WILL CONSUMERS SEE A WHEN WILL CONSUMERS SEE A MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE? MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE?>>WELL, I REALLY WISH THAT I>>WELL, I REALLY WISH THAT I COULD TELL YOU THAT TOMORROW COULD TELL YOU THAT TOMORROW YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET ANY MORE YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET ANY MORE ROBO CALLS. ROBO CALLS. THAT’S JUST NOT GOING TO BE THE THAT’S JUST NOT GOING TO BE THE CASE. CASE. IT’S GOING TO TAKE TIME. IT’S GOING TO TAKE TIME. SOME OF IT IS DEPLOYING THE SOME OF IT IS DEPLOYING THE TECHNOLOGY. TECHNOLOGY. SOME OF THE COMPANIES ARE SOME OF THE COMPANIES ARE FURTHER ALONG AT DOING THIS THAN FURTHER ALONG AT DOING THIS THAN OTHER COMPANIES. OTHER COMPANIES. WHAT WE WANT FOR US TO SUCCEED WHAT WE WANT FOR US TO SUCCEED ALL COMPANIES HAVE TO DEPLOY ALL ALL COMPANIES HAVE TO DEPLOY ALL STRATEGIES. STRATEGIES. SO SOME OF THEM WILL TAKE A SO SOME OF THEM WILL TAKE A LITTLE MORE TIME. LITTLE MORE TIME. AND THEN SOME OF IT IS JUST AND THEN SOME OF IT IS JUST GOING TO REQUIRE GUMSHOO GOING TO REQUIRE GUMSHOO INVESTIGATION WHERE WE TRACE INVESTIGATION WHERE WE TRACE BACK THE CALLS TO THE POINT OF BACK THE CALLS TO THE POINT OF ORIGIN SO WE CAN IDENTIFY THE ORIGIN SO WE CAN IDENTIFY THE ILLEGAL ROBO CALLERS AND HOLD ILLEGAL ROBO CALLERS AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. THEM ACCOUNTABLE. THAT REQUIRES GOING TO COURT. THAT REQUIRES GOING TO COURT. SO WHAT WE HOPE IS OVER TIME WE SO WHAT WE HOPE IS OVER TIME WE WILL SEE A SUBSTANTIAL WILL SEE A SUBSTANTIAL DIMINISH DIMINISH AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT THESE AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT THESE PRINCIPLES ARE NOT THE BE ALL PRINCIPLES ARE NOT THE BE ALL END ALL. END ALL. THE CRIMINALS ARE SMART, THE CRIMINALS ARE SMART, CREATIVE, AND EXCEPTIONALLY CREATIVE, AND EXCEPTIONALLY GREEDY. GREEDY. AND THEY WILL TRY TO DO END RUNS AND THEY WILL TRY TO DO END RUNS AROUND THEM AND COME UP WITH NEW AROUND THEM AND COME UP WITH NEW WAYS TO SCAM US. WAYS TO SCAM US. AND WE’RE GOING TO COMMIT TO AND WE’RE GOING TO COMMIT TO WORK WITH THESE PHONE COMPANIES

63 thoughts on “State Attorney General And Phone Companies Team Up To Fight Robocalls | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC”

  1. wow i so believe this government and phone companies are gonna do something for people… years after it became a problem among peasants.
    i guess rich people are tired of paying employee's to answer robo calls all day now?

  2. I've all but stopped answering my phone, even when you asked them to stop, they won't. This has really been a frustrating, endless nightmare.

  3. Every lock has those desperate to pick it. I'm glad there is action on this, but it is so true that it's just a new challenge for the criminals. Prevention by its nature is always a step behind.

  4. People are getting shot in masses, but our government is more worried about Robocalls. I do believe their priorities are messed up!

  5. My phone is turned off unless I need to make a call. the only way I can be reached is through email or messenger apps

  6. They already have, Now they're sending letters to people telling them the have a tax problem and for you to call this number to clear it up.

  7. I'm glad to see someone is making an attempt. It's getting to the point where I am really beginning to hate Indians, which is a shame because I'm sure there are millions of honest hard working Indians.

  8. EVERYTHING THEY DO PUSH FOR IS FOR ANOTHER REASON, THAT TAKES OUR FREEDOM. WHY DON'T YOU WORRY ABOUT PLASTIC POLLUTION, AND CLEANING IT UP. MOST POLLUTION COME FROM CHINA, THE OWNER OF MSNBC.

  9. Hey Ali, you were/are a Canadian, can one of these border governors get in touch with the CRTC and get Canada's service providers to join this initiative. Most of my apparently similar calls evenly divide between American and Canadian area codes. Please, pretty please.

  10. I don't get robo calls anymore. I never leave any information about me. I don't use cookies or select some advertisement that pops on the utube screen. In the last five years, we have received one illegal call. The scam that said the IRS is out to get you, otherwise nothing. I also do not receive any spam in my email. I don't let anyone in, unless I can assure I can trust that company or individual. Not sure it's working, but no spam and no robo calls.

  11. About time our elected officials are doing something. I get calls that show a local number,call it back to get them to stop,and I get "sorry the number you called is not in service"

  12. Um hello Andrew Yang has a policy proposal for that…go to Yang2020.com/policies and read over 105 policies that will make way too much sense! Join the #YangGang and #Securethebag

  13. Lol, you know they’re only doing something because it affects them, too, otherwise it would never get addressed!

  14. No. !! Just require a singular digital fingerprint for Religious RNC DNC etc automated calls and limit them to 1 a month ' I think I can remember a sales pitch within that time line"

  15. Does this mean I will stop getting calls to extend the warranty on the car I do not own, or to help me pay off my student loans which I did not have even a half century ago when i graduated from my state university?

  16. Never regarded my duty to include returning calls, or indeed, to pick up. Especially strangers. Robocalls especially. Also unlisted and never give it out voluntarily.

  17. I work for a phone company and cancel at least 3 phones a day because of Robocalls. My wife and I answer them all, screw with them, and they never call back.

  18. THAT'S WHY AS SOON AS I GET A PHONE I'LL CHANGE THE NUMBERS UNTIL THEY STOP CALLING!!πŸ’―πŸ’―βœŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  19. πŸ˜‰πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ AGs will act on behalf of customers NOW? πŸ™„ when the governments can see the pockets of constituents being picked by scammers . . they have to step in πŸ˜‰ thieves don't like competition.

  20. Trump should buy Mars from the Martians, then personally build a Mars Largo hotel on it. With an American Flag and a velvet Trump, shirtless painting of himself, painted by himself and dedicated to himself.

  21. This is not an administration it's a PUTIN installed criminal Enterprise brought to you by the fans of DUCK DYNASTY AND HONEY BOO BOO

  22. I like to have fun with these scammers when they call me, every time they do I yell at them WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!

  23. My telephone provider (AT&T) is doing the robot calling. They also can override my block, so don't be fooled. I just hang up on them. I am tired, it's annoying.

  24. Had a robocall yesterday… it said "Press 2 to be taken off this list." So I pressed 2, thinking "Great, now you won't call me anymore." Then, the same robot called me six more times that same day. At that point, it becomes a form of harassment and it needs to be outlawed.

  25. Hi Ali.πŸ‘‹β˜Ί.
    Exceptional reporting, Ali.πŸ‘β˜ΊπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.
    Keep on digging, Ali.πŸ‘.
    πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Patience democrats, patience.πŸ‘.
    Hi Josh.πŸ‘‹.
    Excellent job, Josh.πŸ‘β˜ΊπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.
    πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Proceed Josh. Proceed.πŸ‘.

  26. Robo calls is the #1 compliant he hears?? Not the children, babies, teens and adults being terrorized and abused at the border??? Really???

  27. 47 billion calls to US phones in one year? A country of 330 million people including babies…
    Hello??
    Is there anybody out there?
    Just nod if you can hear me….

  28. The biggest issue is most of the robo calls are coming from India and the South Pacific and are scam call centers just out to defraud people. But the call comes in with a spoofed local caller ID.

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