How to Stop Robocalls… or at Least Fight Back

“When robots call, don’t answer. Experts from the FTC and Federal Communications Commission told me that letting the systems know you’re a real person... "

If you’re being disturbed day and night with unwanted robocalls, you’re certainly not alone. The YouMail National Robocall Index estimates that over 14 billion computer generated phone calls have been placed so far this year in the U.S. What can you do about them? Wall Street Journal tech reporter, Joanna Stern, has this piece of advice:

“When robots call, don’t answer. Experts from the FTC and Federal Communications Commission told me that letting the systems know you’re a real person may get your number placed on a more valuable list of confirmed live humans. If you don’t recognize an incoming number, let it go to voice mail. If you pick up then realize it’s a robocall, just hang up.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal 06/28/2016

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