Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he joined a coalition of 52 attorneys general in a letter to USTelecom, urging them to continue developing robocall traceback and other ancillary capabilities suited to law enforcement needs. Today’s letter anticipates an increase in enforcement by state attorneys general and a corollary need for increased investigative support from USTelecom and other leading voice service providers (VSPs).

“Texans’ private phones are bombarded by constant calls that invade their privacy and often attempt to defraud them of their hard-earned money,” said Attorney General Paxton. “My office has a history of aggressively pursuing illegal robocallers and I look forward to expanding our work with voice service providers to put an end to these intrusive calls. My office will not stop until the robocalls do.”

The letter expands on an agreement last year between 51 attorneys general and 12 of the nation’s premier voice service providers to implement principles that take the fight directly to robocallers and scammers and empower citizens to take back their privacy.

Read a copy of the letter here.