Miyares joins letter concerning scam robocalls using AI that targeted voters
RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Attorneys general from across the country, including Attorney General Jason Miyares of Virginia, are telling a company to stop making election-related robocalls to voters.
On Tuesday, Miyares joined a warning letter to Life Corporation, which allegedly sent residents in New Hampshire scam election robocalls during that state’s primary election.
According to a release, the calls allegedly used artificial intelligence to impersonate President Joe Biden and discourage voters from participating in the primary.
“The right to free and fair elections is the bedrock of the American experiment. Organizations that intentionally mislead voters to take that right away are un-American and must be held accountable,” said Miyares. “Attorneys general across the country will not stand for bad actors utilizing AI to rob Americans of their most fundamental right.”
In the letter, the attorneys general warn Life Corp, its owner and its executives that they need to stop any unlawful call traffic or they may be violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Truth in Caller ID Act and other consumer protection laws.
An investigation by the Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force found that Life Corp may have spoofed calls to make them appear like they were coming from legitimate political party representatives in New Hampshire.
The calls then reportedly gave voters incorrect election and voting information.
Life Corp and associated companies have been issued multiple cease-and-desist orders, including one from the General Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau.
The full letter can be found here.