Robocalls are at an all-time high. On average, Americans received more than 2,000 robocalls every second in October, up 25% from the previous month. With 49 billion robocalls so far this year, all four major U.S. phone carriers now offer some form of blocking or screening service.
The Natiinal Do Not Call Registry is as useless as any agency I have ever come across. I'm receiving more robo calls than ever before, and now earlier in the day and again, later in the evening and whereas rarely received on Sundays, I now begin receiving early AM and late evening. As a matter of fact, while I was typing this comment, my phone rang and it is now 8:38 PM, ...yes, Sunday night.
FCC wrote: Consumer Tips Incoming Call on Smart Phone Screen
â€¢ Don't answer calls from unknown numbers. Let them go to voicemail. â€¢ If the caller claims to be from a legitimate company or organization, hang up and call them back using a valid number found on their website or on your latest bill if you do business with them. â€¢ If you answer and the caller (often a recording) asks you to press a button to stop receiving calls, or asks you to say "yes" in response to a question, just hang up. Scammers often use these tricks to identify, and then target, live respondents, or to use your "yes" to apply unauthorized charges on your bill.... â€¢Ask your phone company if it offers a robocall blocking service. If not, encourage them to offer one. â€¢You can also visit the FCC's website for more information about illegal robocalls and resources on available robocall blocking tools to help reduce unwanted calls. â€¢Consider registering your telephone numbers in the National Do Not Call Registry. Lawful telemarketers use this list to avoid calling consumers on the list.
excerpt from, "The FCC's Push to Combat Robocalls & Spoofing"