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NC AG pushing FCC to do more about unwanted robotexts

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North Carolina’s Attorney General is joining a coalition of 51 attorneys general pushing for action from the FCC to cut down on robotexts.

North Carolina’s Attorney General is joining a coalition of 51 attorneys general pushing for action from the FCC to cut down on robotexts.

A-G- Josh Stein said robotexts are becoming almost as big as a nuisance as robocalls, and about $86 million was stolen by scammers through text messages in 2020.

In 2021, Stein said about 15,000 consumer complaints were filed with the FCC about unwanted texts.

He reminded smart phone users that if they get a text that asks them to click on a link, they should be absolutely sure they know who the source is before clicking, otherwise they could be infecting their phone with a virus, giving away personal information, or compromising bank account information.

Stein said there’s been some success in cutting down on robocalls and he hopes action from the FCC will have similar impacts on robotexts.