Have you been receiving an unusally high volume of unwanted phone calls lately?
I have a spam detector app on my phone, yet daily I still receive calls with either a voice recorded message or sometimes absolutely nothing.
Robocalls are computer generated phone calls usually for the purpose of:
A.) Selling you something
B.) Authenticating that this is an 'in-use' phone line
Please note that due to the current status of the government shutdown, the National Do Not Call Registry phone line: 1-888-382-1222 is not in service.
If you visit the website: https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx
You will see the following message posted -
Due to the government shutdown, we are unable to offer this website service at this time. Information about unwanted calls can be found on the FTC’s website at: National Do Not Call Registry | Consumer Information
We will resume normal operations when the government is funded.