Nessel vows to crackdown on robocalls

Nov 18, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN--   Illegal robocalls are not welcome in Michigan. 

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Cheyna Roth says state Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a new initiative Friday to crack down on the annoying intrusion.

Nessel is asking the Legislature to boost the penalties for illegal robocalls. And her office is setting up phone lines that are monitored by law enforcement to catch spam callers.

“When people are going to behave the worst is when they think that nobody’s watching, and that no one is investigating and no one is prosecuting them. So what the message that we want to send loud and clear is, if you are engaged in this kind of illegal activity, we are going to come after you.”

The new initiative includes the support of organizations like the AARP of Michigan, The Federal Communications Commission, and the Telecommunications Association of Michigan.