Kudos go to Rep. Pricey Harrison for leading the charge and to the 19 other legislators who asked for an investigation. From this morning AP wire it is clear that the Attorney General is pursuing the investigation.
The state Attorney General's office confirmed Tuesday it was investigating North Carolina's largest health insurer for prerecorded calls that started late last month. Based on a preliminary review, some calls linked to the company appear to have violated the law, according to a letter from a state attorney.
Cooper's Consumer Protection Division began investigating the so-called "robocalls" after a written complaint from Tryon resident Alfred Haskell, who wrote that the voice on the call "wanted us to influence Sen. Kay Hagan in a way that violates our beliefs."
The Attorney General's Office said for a robocall to be legal, it must clearly identify the caller, state the nature of the call and provide contact information.
"Our initial assessment is that certain calls purported to be made on behalf of (Blue Cross) do not appear to meet the third requirement," Assistant Attorney General David Kirkman told the company in a Nov. 9 letter.
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