Stop Calling Me! Putting an End to Annoying Robocalls

If you are like me, you too have the pleasure of receiving annoying robocalls.  These unwanted phone calls or texts come at all hours of the day.  They disrupt your concentration at work, wake you up cell phone in handwhen you are sleeping, or interrupt your dinner.  They are indeed a nuisance, but even worse, some may also be a scam.  So what can we do?  For some helpful tips check out this Boston.com article “Robocalls flooding your cellphone? Here’s how to stop them”:

https://www.boston.com/news/technology/2017/05/11/robocalls-flooding-your-cellphone-heres-how-to-stop-them

Recommendations from the article include:

  1. Do not answer calls from numbers you do not recognize.
  2. List your numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry and if you still get unwanted calls, report them.
  3. Use apps to block unwanted calls (see article for recommendations).
  4. Turn the tables on telemarketers by using paid services to field the calls (see article for recommendations).
  5. Be cautious of scammers trying to get you to say the word “yes” so they can record it and use it to authorize unwanted charges.

Unfortunately, with the spread of internet phone systems making robocalling simple and inexpensive, we do not expect to see a reduction in the volume of calls anytime soon. – Tara