There are few things more annoying than answering a phone call only to find out that you are on the receiving end of a robocall. In recent years, lawmakers have made strives to help people to stop getting robocalls. However, despite their efforts, many robocalls still get through. Therefore, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has released a few tips for what to do if you get a robocall, including how to prevent them in the future.
Tips for to Help You Stop Getting Robocalls
Generally, when you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person then you have received a robocall. To stop getting robocalls, the FTC suggests doing the following anytime you receive an unwanted robocall:
- Do not follow any instructions that the recording tells you to do, such as pressing one to speak to a live operator for example.
- Hang up the phone immediately.
- If it is free, contact your phone provider and request that the number that the robocall came from is blocked.
- Get in touch with the FTC and report the incident.
The California consumer protection lawyers at CounselOne have been successfully defending the rights of the victims of unwanted robocalls for years. Call to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation with us today.