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  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Collaboration with Phone Companies to Fight Illegal Robocalls

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the result of an 18 month investigation by a bipartisan, multistate, working group of attorneys general and phone companies that have partnered to find meaningful solutions to illegal and unwanted robocalls.The ongoing working group consists of attorneys general from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and 12 different service providers. Working collaboratively, the companies agreed to adopt a set of eight principles to fight illegal...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Releases Statement on FCC Commission Approving Measure to Ban Caller ID Spoofing in Text Messages and International Calls

    Attorney General Mike Hunter today commended Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for voting to implement rules to ban caller ID spoofing in text messages and international calls.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai originally proposed the rules to the commission in July following the recommendations of a bipartisan coalition of 42 state attorneys general, including Attorney General Hunter, in May.The new rules amend the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 by implementing federal legislation passed in 2018 that ...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Commends FCC Chairman Pai, Commission for Passing Measure to Encourage Phone Companies to Block Robocalls

    Attorney General Mike Hunter today applauded Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and the members of the commission for passing a measure to combat robocalls.The new rule allows and encourages phone companies to block robocalls by default. The companies must first inform customers and give them the opportunity to opt out of having the calls blocked.Many phone companies already offer call blocking technology on an opt-in basis, but customers have to ask for the service and of...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Meets with FCC Chairman Pai to Discuss Combating Robocalls, Consumer Protection Issues in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today welcomed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to Oklahoma.The two scheduled the meeting as part of the chairman’s first trip to Oklahoma as head of the FCC to discuss consumer protection issues, namely robocalls, and the state and federal government’s response in combatting the burdensome scams associated with them.The meeting between Attorney General Hunter and Chairman Pai comes after the chairman last week proposed sweepi...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Issues Consumer Alert on Scam Calls from Sierra Leone

    Calls charge high connection, international feesTULSA – Attorney General Mike Hunter today issued a consumer alert after a rash of scam phone calls from Sierra Leone have bludgeoned Oklahomans with Tulsa area codes.Local authorities believe the calls are part of a scam known as a wangiri scam, or one ring phone scam, where an individual’s phone will only ring once in an attempt to get the individual to call the number back, resulting in charges for high international rates or connection fees.The...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Urges Congress to Take Action Against Robocalls

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Hunter, along with 53 other attorneys general, have sent a letter to the heads of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, urging action on federal legislation that would effectively address illegal scam calls.The bipartisan legislation, titled the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, would require service providers to adopt technology that verifies that incoming calls are legitimate before they reac...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Issues Consumer Alert on Social Security Administration Phone Scams

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today warned Oklahomans to be aware of phone calls from scam artists claiming to be with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and attempting to steal social security numbers and money.A scam will typically involve the con artist telling individuals their social security number has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it has been involved in a crime. The scammers will then request for the victim to confirm their social security...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Calls on the FCC to Adopt New Rules to Crack Down on Robocalls and Scam Phone Calls

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and a bipartisan coalition of 34 state attorneys general have sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling on the commission to adopt new rules to allow telephone service providers to block robocalls and scam phone calls before they reach consumers.The added authority sought by the attorneys general will allow service providers to use new technology to detect and block illegal robocalls – even those coming from what appear to ...  Read More...