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Investigating Robocalls

Researchers in the computer science department at NC State undertook a study to investigate robocalls. The study is the first step in a broader effort to find tools to reduce robocalls. 595 more words

The Industry

Oops! Now I Know How They Do It

Robotcalls

Recently, I’ve been getting calls that appear to present themselves as local cellphones.

I kept wondering how they did that: had they hacked into mobiles in Midland, or what? 112 more words

Paranoia

New research: Answering a robocall won't make it worse (WRAL)

WRAL: New research: Answering a robocall won’t make it worse. “They call constantly. When you accidentally answer, you’re certain you just set yourself up to get more robocalls. 18 more words

Research & Opinion

Attention! Attention!

While I was out on the screened porch in the late afternoon reading, the phone rang. When I answered it, I was met with that silent pause that indicates a robocall or call from a phone bank. 104 more words

Human-made Delights

To Help You Stop Robocalls

It can be frustrating to deal with a bunch of unwanted calls. If you answer them, you might hear a recorded message of someone trying to sell you something. 179 more words

Scams

A WARNING JUST ISSUED!

Don’t fall for any of these!

It seems like everyday I am getting suspicious robocalls about COVID-19 cures and products. Have you gotten any offering free face masks if you give them your Medicare number? 88 more words