April 7 2019

FTC Offers Tips on Dealing With Robocalls


Everyone gets them and everyone hates them but they just never seem to go away.

They are robocalls, and sometimes they are looking to sell you something but much more often they are looking to scam you.

The Federal Trade Commission has some the tips that apply to everyone who receives these fake calls. Here’s what they say:

- Hang up on illegal robocalls. Is the recording trying to sell you something? Did you give your written permission to get calls from that company? No? Then that call is illegal. No need to feel like you’re being rude when you hang up.

- Consider protecting yourself with technology like a call blocking app or device. You also can ask your phone provider if it has call-blocking tools. To learn more, go to ftc.gov/calls.

- Report the call. Report robocalls at ftc.gov/complaint. The more we hear from you, the more we can help fight scams.


 The FTC also has posted a video with additional advice on robocalls that you can view here.


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