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WA launches new way to report illegal robocalls

Mar 30, 2022 Seattle Times

Robocalls aren’t just annoying — some are actually illegal. As of Tuesday, there’s a new way for Washingtonians to report them.

In a continuation of the office’s work to stop illegal robocalls, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson launched a new form for people to report illegal, harassing calls.

Certain types of robocalls — phone calls that come from an automated system and play a recorded message — are legal.

According to the attorney general’s office, political calls about candidates, charities asking for donations or informational messages like ones for a flight or a school closure are allowed without permission.

But the illegal robocalls can be irritating, or worse, scams to steal your identity or money.

Before this form was launched, Washingtonians could report suspicious calls through the attorney general’s office general consumer complaint form. The new complaint form for robocalls will provide more precise information for quicker reaction to complaints, the attorney general’s office said…