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Rutledge Praises Unopposed Approval of Robocall and Spoofing Legislation


March 28, 2019

Rutledge Praises Unopposed Approval of Robocall and Spoofing Legislation

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today issued a statement praising the passage of Senate Bill 514 to combat robocalls and “spoofing” calls. “Spoofing” allows scammers to disguise their identities, which makes it difficult for law enforcement to bring them to justice.

“Arkansans are fed up with incessant robocalls and scams,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This legislation, passed unopposed in both houses, reinforces how determined Arkansans are to stop these illegal calls and creates a path for enforcement to hold the bad actors accountable.”

The Attorney General, working with Senator Jonathan Dismang and Representative Clint Penzo, proposed stiffer criminal penalties for robocalls and spoofing and a process for state oversight of telecommunication providers.

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