robocalls

What the Tech? How to Stop Political Robocalls

Your smartphone has probably been blowing up in the last couple of weeks from political campaigns for Donald Trump and for Joe Biden. Even if you’re on the federal Do Not Call list, you’re likely still getting those calls and text messages. Here’s the kicker: politicians have made it legal. “All of the political parties can bombard people with as…

What the Tech? Robocalls Are Down, But Will They Stay That Way?

Something good has happened as a result of COVID-19 and enforced stay-at-home orders. Scam and robocalls are at their lowest number since 2017. That may be hard for some of us to believe, after all, it seems robocalls are always ringing our phones with deals on healthcare and car warranties. It’s true though according to YouMail’s Robocall Index. “The reason…

What the Tech? How to Sue Robocallers

How would you like to sue every company that sends you an annoying robocall? A new service from a consumer protection app called “Do Not Pay” claims it can help you get as much as $3,000 for every call coming to your phone. “Do Not Pay” founder Joshua Browder told me he came up with the idea after being interrupted…

What the Tech? Are You Getting Robocalls?

According to the robocall blocking app YouMail, October and November are typically the busiest times of the year for people to receive robocalls. According to YouMail’s robocall index history, In October 2018, more than 5.1 million robocalls were placed which was a million more than in July 2018. If you have an iPhone Apple has introduced a new feature that…