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Attorney general joins fight against robo-calls

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BATON ROUGE — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell today joined 53 other attorneys general in asking Congress to oppose legislation targeting consumers’ telephone privacy. The “Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011” (H.R. 3035) would amend the Communications Act of 1934 and allow for robo-calling to all cell phones, leaving consumers to foot the bill, Caldwell said.

For example, debt collectors and other businesses could place automated “informational” calls to cell phones, impacting those who pay by the minute or have a limited number of minutes available.

“This federal measure is an attack on Americans’ telephone privacy and diminishes the ability of attorneys general to protect consumers,” said Caldwell.

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