If you’re like me, the volume of robocalls for things that have nothing to do with you has increased dramatically on your phone the last few years. That’s even if you’re on the National Do Not Call Registry. (I’ve never had a student loan. But boy do these robocallers want to help me resolve my student-loan debt.)
Texas, unfortunately, leads the nation in robocalls, with a staggering 3,403,384,000 of them placed to Texas area codes in 2017, according to the National Consumer Law Center.
What can you do about them? If you’re getting repeated calls from the same number, you can block the caller if you’re using a smartphone. And while it takes some extra time, you shouldn’t hesitate to report the call to the Federal Trade Commission at their website donotcall.gov. The site has a simple form to fill out and lest you think it accomplishes nothing, the FTC says it has resolved over 121 cases, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties.
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