5 steps to put a stop to robocalls

Robocalls are becoming an increasing problem in the world, with 1,233.60 million robocalls made per week in August 2023 alone. Americans have it the worst, receiving up to 17 spam calls per person per day.  If you’re part of these statistics, you’re probably looking for a solution to the constant interruption of your day and invasion of privacy. The good news is there are several things you can do to combat robocalls. It requires a multi-faceted approach and an understanding of where the problem stems from.  Why you’re receiving robocalls Before we get into what you can do to stop robocalls, it’s important to understand why you’re receiving them in the first place. To answer this question, there are two things to consider: the agenda of robocalls and how they get your phone number.  Robocalls are automated phone calls that deliver pre-recorded messages. The goal of these calls can range from legitimate and even useful, such as public service and emergency announcements, to annoying or dangerous, such as telemarketing and scams.  How many of the entities contacting you with robocalls get your phone number comes down to data privacy. While most of the useful robocalls usually get your contact information from government databases, the rest scrape your phone number and other personal information from all across the web. This can include your social media profiles, data shared by the online tools and services you use, and data brokers and people search sites that specialize in collecting and selling personal information. …5 steps to put a stop to robocalls

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