A new law allowing Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to prosecute unauthorized robocalls is now in effect.
The law signed by Governor DeWine last year empowers state authorities to go after illegal robocalls with the intent to defraud, cause harm, and wrongfully obtain anything of value.
The legislation targets spoofing numbers that disguise scammers to look like they are calling from a local area.
Officials say the Attorney General’s Robocall Enforcement Unit logged more than 23,000 reports of unwanted calls last year.
Click here to report an unwanted call.