You Can’t Stop Robocalls. You Shouldn’t Have To.


April 24, 2019

The robocalls come when you are driving and they bother you at night. It doesn’t matter if you’re in bed or in a meeting.

Here’s the worst news: There is really no way for you to stop them.

I know this because for the past few years, I have been bombarded with robocalls alerting me that I owe student loans, or that I won a free vacation, or that I am being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

Like many people, I have tried the available solutions. I added my cellphone number to the Do Not Call Registry and installed apps that purport to block spam calls. Yet many of those calls still came through…

 
Glenn Harvey - New York Times

Glenn Harvey - New York Times