March 22, 2022
The USTelecom-led Industry Traceback Group (ITG) plays a central role in the battle against illegal robocalls. Every month companies across the wireline, wireless, VoIP, and cable industries collaborate with law enforcement to trace, source, and ultimately, stop illegal robocalls—no matter where they originate.
This effort targets illegal robocalls that prey on the vulnerable, including the elderly, and otherwise cause nuisance through our phones. The ITG traces back campaigns impersonating governments, financial institutions, utilities, tech companies, and hotels, as well as telephone denial of service attacks on hospitals and public safety networks.
- 36% increase in completed tracebacks in 2021
- Over 400 carriers participated
- 78% of ITG tracebacks focus on illegal impersonation campaigns targeting Social Security, law enforcement, utilities, hotels or tech companies