COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – Attorney General Dave Yost launched an initiative on Wednesday to fight back against the growing robocall issue in Ohio.
Yost said they started working on a tool that will let people report robocalls to the Attorney General’s office.
“Ohioans are tired of playing defense against annoying robocalls,” Yost said. “Now it’s Ohio’s turn to play offense – and we need your help.”
Attorneys and investigators will also take part in the newly-formed Robocall Enforcement Unit to detect “bad actors” in the robocall industry, Yost said.
According to YouMail, a service that tracks robocall traffic, about 2.2 billion robocalls were reported in Ohio in 2019.
Yost wants residents in Ohio to report robocalls by texting “ROBO” to 888111 and answering a short series of questions about the call.
Complaints can also be filed at OhioProtects.org or by calling 1-800-282-0515.