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    robocalls

    Up until a few weeks ago, I was getting maybe 3-4 robocalls a week which I could tolerate. All of a sudden, I am getting 10-12 a day. No amount of blocking, ignoring or deleting shows them down. It has gotten so bad that I won't answer my phone at all unless the number is in my contacts. I am beginning to think the phone companies must be making money off of them somehow; otherwise, why would they be allowed to continue??

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    I don't believe phone companies are "allowing" this. Robocalls are computer programs. "Call all phones that start with 367-408- xxxx gets added in via the programming.

    I never answer calls that are not known numbers. But I never have.

    If they leave messages and they are significant , please take the time to turn it in to the Better Business Bureau.

    https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides...alls-and-texts

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    The problem is the way caller ID was originally set up. Itís super easy to spoof a phone number. Supposedly the phone companies are working on a solution. Iíll believe it when i see it. In the meantime i just avoid answering the phone. Itís not as though i want to talk to anyone on the phone anyway.

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    Yes, it’s awful. I actually started looking at apps for call blocking last night.

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    I actually started looking at apps for call blocking last night.
    If you use Verizon, look for Verizon Call Filter.

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    I do use Verizon. I’ll look for that then. Thanks. How well does it work?

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    Are we talking cell phones here?

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    Yes. Cell phones.

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    I don't answer any unknown callers, but I only get maybe 5/month, which I can live with. The WORST offenders are the Democrats. I gave money once, and they have been relentlessly stalking me ever since, from a different number every time. They are the reason I don't answer my phone now. And I have been very clear that unless they stop calling me, I'm voting for Trump.
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    How well does it work?
    Too early to tell, I just loaded it on Friday. It did however automatically import previously blocked numbers which was cool, so I'm not starting from scratch.

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