Nebraska AG Mike Hilgers sues company over billions of illegal robocalls

Attorney General Mike Hilgers (Courtesy Nebraska Attorney General's Office)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers is suing a communications company over billions of illegal robocalls made across the nation.

On Tuesday, Hilgers sued Michael D. Lansky LLC, which does business under the name Avid Telecom.

Avid sells data and phone numbers to help its customers make mass robocalls, according to the attorney general’s office.

In the complaint, Hilgers claims that owner Michael Lansky and Vice President Stacey Reeves initiated and facilitated “billions of illegal robocalls.”

From December 2018 to January of this year, Avid Telecom transmitted 28 million calls to Nebraska telephone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, the attorney general’s office says.

Several of those calls were scams about myriad topics, including Social Security, Medicare and auto warranties.

The legal action came from the nationwide Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force of 51 attorneys general.

Nearly every state and the District of Columbia joined in the lawsuit.

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