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Scammers Use Robocalls To Bilk Citizens



Scammers use robocalls to promise citizens rewards for taking certain actions for which the caller promises valuable rewards.

One robocall promised a customer a $1,000 reward for being a loyal customer and offered a free oil change from the car dealership where the customer had purchased a car.

The Telephone Consumer Act of 1991 (TCPA) was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1991 and signed by President George H. W. Bush. Since then, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates telephone companies, and the TCPA prohibits charities, politicians and political parties from using robocalls to cellphones without the owner’s prior consent.

Should anyone receive a robocall in which something is being pitched to sale, the person receiving the call may file a complaint to the National Do Not Call Registry or the FCC.

Should a robocall identify the source of the call being from the IRS, the caller is a fake because the IRS does not use telephone calls to citizens to conduct its business. Those types of calls are used by hackers who are seeking to get information that will assist them in hacking into citizens’ accounts.

Ignoring robocalls provides consumers with a tactic that is effective in preventing hackers from gaining any information.

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  1. Michael Duff

    January 12, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    They may not be robocalls, but these “surveys” are another way to bilk people out of their money.
    Do you approve of, or would you vote for this candidate or that candidate is followed by leave your number and email so the NRSC can contact you, more than likely to ask for your “support”.

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