Attorney General Ford Continues Commitment to Fight Illegal Robocalls in Nevada

February 12, 2020

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford’s office took another step to protect Nevadans from illegal robocalls by announcing additional telephone companies that have agreed to adopt and enforce the Anti-Robocall Principles. In August of last year, AG Ford announced an agreement to combat illegal robocalls as part of a bipartisan, public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 telephone companies. The purpose of the agreement was to create a unified team that made it easier for attorneys general to investigate and prosecute illegal robocallers with the technological assistance and commitment of the telephone companies. Since the initial agreement, three additional voice providers have agreed to support and implement the Anti-Robocall Principles: Twilio, Inc., Wabash Communications, and Shentel.

“I’m encouraged by the additional support we are receiving from telephone companies who are willing to partner with us in our fight against illegal robocalls here in Nevada and all over the country,” said AG Ford. “Robocalls are annoying, illegal and can be outright dangerous, and my office will continue to develop tools and collaborate with our law enforcement partners to protect you from being scammed.”

The telephone companies will continue to work with the collation of attorneys generals by incorporating the following principles, which are not limited to but include:

Offering free, easy-to use call blocking and labeling tools to customers;

Analyzing and monitoring network traffic consistent with robocalls;

Investigating and reporting suspicious illegal robocalling or spoofing; and


Implementing methods of authenticating phone calls.

By adopting the Anti-Robocall Principles, these telephone companies also agreed to cooperate in traceback investigations, communicate with the coalition of attorneys general regarding recognized scams and trends in illegal robocalling, and confirm the identity of potential bad actors. 

An updated copy of the Anti-Robocall Principles reflecting the additional telephone companies is attached.