December 23, 2018
By the time you finish reading this sentence, roughly 2,000 more robocalls will have pinged phones across the country.
Most are the same: a buzz emits from an incoming 303, 720 or other familiar area code. Maybe it is a locked-out neighbor? A child’s classmate? But on the other end of the line is a robotic voice rattling off a list of ominous hazards. Something about the IRS, a credit score or mortgage rates. In Colorado alone, 2.4 million robocalls happen each day, according to YouMail, a software company that tracks robocalls and makes blocking software.
“I hear about it all the time, from family, friends and constituents,” Cynthia Coffman , Colorado’s attorney general, said. “People are very frustrated...”