Sunday, December 17, 2017

FTC Scam Alerts: ‘Tis the season for stopping robocalls

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
by Ari Lazarus
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Nothing puts a damper on the holidays like unwanted calls interrupting your day.

Maybe you've gotten one — you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person. Internet-powered phone systems have made it cheap and easy for scammers to make illegal sales robocalls from anywhere in the world.

Fortunately, you have some options to block robocalls and other unwanted calls. Some are free and others cost money.  Read more

This is a free service provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

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