Robocalls Are Something Everyone With A Phone Hates – Interrupting You Almost 24 Hours A Day!
What’s A Robocall?
Robocalls are automated calls that use a recording instead of a live person. If the robocall is trying to sell you something, chances are it’s an illegal robocall. Many are also scams. Here are some examples of illegal robocalls.
Robocall scams are a major problem in the United States. In 2021, Americans received an average of 25 robocalls per month, and billions of dollars were lost to these scams.
Robocall scams can take many different forms, but they all have one thing in common: they are designed to trick you into giving up your personal information or money. Some common robocall scams include:
- Imposter Scams: These scams involve someone calling you pretending to be from a legitimate company, such as the IRS or your bank. They may say that you owe money or that your account has been compromised. If you give them your personal information, they can use it to steal your identity or commit fraud.
- Tech Support Scams: These scams involve someone calling you claiming to be from a tech company, such as Microsoft or Apple. They may say that your computer has a virus or that your software is out of date. If you give them remote access to your computer, they can install malware or steal your personal information.
- Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams: These scams involve someone calling you claiming that you have won a prize. They may ask you to pay a fee to claim your prize, but the prize is actually non-existent.
- Extended Warranty Scams: Almost everyone in the U.S. that has a car or truck has received a robocall offering extended warranties. Most are scams, and all are illegal.
If you receive a robocall, it is important to be very cautious. Do not give out any personal information, and do not click on any links in any message or follow them in any voicemail. If you are unsure whether a call is legitimate, hang up and call the company back directly using the number on their website.