There are few things more annoying and destructive than robocalls.
There were over 58 billion of the recorded fright-inducing fake calls in 2019. Robocalls wreaked havoc with businesses that legitimately needed to communicate with their customers and caused a new phenomenon; many of us stopped answering our phones unless we recognized the number.
Unfortunately, robocalls work for scammers. Millions of Americans fell prey, losing a reported 10 billion dollars. Telecoms and the government have been slow to respond to the technological challenges that preventing the calls require. There are new apps and solutions on the horizon, but the responsibility will remain on you, the target of these scams, to recognize and avoid falling for them.
Oasis Connections offers tips on how to reduce the number of robocalls you receive and what to do when you receive a robocall. Take a look at the “How to reduce or stop robocalls” post.