If you feel like your phone has been plagued with more robocalls lately, you’re not exaggerating. In the past year, BBB Scam Tracker has received more than 500 reports of robocalls throughout the country.
According to YouMail, the volume has skyrocketed in recent years, reaching an estimated 3.4 billion in April, adding up to 112 million calls each day nationwide. April’s monthly total marks the nation’s highest robocall rate since the YouMail Robocall Index was launched in 2015.
Nowadays our phones are glued to our hands. Scammers know this and take advantage by flooding us with robocalls. It’s a tricky problem to solve, but multiple organizations, law enforcement and even federal lawmakers are addressing the issue.
Both the House and Senate have either passed or introduced legislation aimed at curbing abuses. Federal regulators also issued new rules in November that give phone companies the authority to block certain robocalls.
Better Business Bureau Northwest & Pacific offers these tips to help prevent robocalls:
If you fall victim to a scam involving a robocall, be sure to report it via the BBB’s Scam Tracker tool.
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