One can only hope

Although I’m not getting those hopes up just yet:

A group of attorneys general from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., joined executives from 12 phone companies Thursday to announce a sweeping effort to combat the scourge of illegal robocalls dialing up millions of U.S. customers every year.

The set of anti-robocall principles and practices, unveiled at a press conference in D.C., would require the phone companies to take steps towards preventing the spam calls and work in tandem with law enforcement to take down illegal robocalling operations.

“Illegal robocalls harass and harm people all across this country,” North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein (D) said during the conference. “By adopting these technological solutions and improving their cooperation with law enforcement, these phone companies are going to better serve their customers.”

Still waiting for the boiler-room operators to be hanged on streaming video, since I have a feeling it’s going to take something like that to make a dent in the problem.

(Via Andrew Malcolm.)

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