Ring, Ring! More Robocall Settlements
As part of its ongoing effort to end illegal robocalls, the FTC announced settlements with two more unscrupulous companies that made prerecorded calls to trick consumers into paying for deceptive credit card interest rate reduction plans.
Here’s what to do when you get an unsolicited robocall:
- Don’t respond, just hang up. If you get a call, don't press 1 to speak to a live operator or any other number to be removed from the list. If you respond in any way, it will probably just lead to more robocalls.
- Contact your phone provider. Ask your phone provider if they charge for a service that blocks that particular number. Remember that telemarketers change the numbers they call from easily and often, so it might not be worth paying a fee to block a number that will almost always change.
- Put your phone number on the Do Not Call registry. Access the registry online or by calling 1-888-382-1222.
- File a complaint with the FTC. Report the experience online or by calling 1-877-382-4357.
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