Hawaiʻi Attorney General Lopez partners with FCC on robocall investigations
The Hawai‘i Department of the Attorney General and the Federal Communications Commission have formed a partnership to investigate illegal robocalling.
The partnership between the state and federal investigators establishes critical information sharing and cooperation structures to investigate spoofing and robocalls scam campaigns.
“Robocalls are not only annoying and intrusive — they are a tool for scammers to commit serious financial harm,” said First Deputy Attorney General Matt Dvonch, who is currently serving as Acting Attorney General while Attorney General Anne Lopez is out of state.
“The FCC and state leaders share a common enemy: robocall scammers targeting consumers and businesses around the country,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a press release.
During investigations, both the state investigators and the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau’s investigators seek records, talk to witnesses, interview targets, examine consumer complaints, and take other critical steps to build a record against possible bad actors.
These partnerships can provide critical resources for building cases and preventing duplicative efforts in protecting consumers and businesses nationwide.
More than 40 states have established formal working relationships with the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau to support robocall investigations and protect American consumers and businesses.