How pervasive robocalls have become - your latest rights & ways to combat them:
Bottom Line: Despite efforts to the contrary, robocalls have continued to proliferate at a record pace. According to the FCC, we're pacing a remarkable 2.4 billion robocalls for 2017. So what does that mean to you? It means that you almost certainly will be subjected to them during the course of a given month. The average person will receive 7+ calls per month.
- Some robocalls are legal but many more aren't. For starters you should signup for the national "do not call registry": https://www.donotcall.gov/
- Then you should download the Mr. Number app or use this website to review numbers you're uncertain of: http://mrnumber.com/
- If you believe you're being scammed here's the information for the FTC to report the activity: https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
It's important to take a few minutes to actually report potential scam activity to the FTC. Your efforts, when met with others can make a difference. The FTC prioritizes complaints based on the volume of complaints for a specific scam. Otherwise if you don't provide any personal information to a call you didn't initiate and you use the resources noted above you should be rather well positioned to protect yourself and mitigate your calls - especially if you block numbers you've determined to be used by scammers.