Illegal Robocalls? Hang Up, Block & Report


(BBB) – Has your phone been ringing off the hook lately? But, when you go to answer, it is a pre-recorded message instead of a live person. Well, it’s a robocall and probably a scam.

According to Federal Trade Commission regulations, in the United States, a select few types of robocalls are legal. These include debt collection calls and informational messages from health care providers, political groups and charities.

Any other type of call that is a sales pitch from a business that you did not agree to have them call you is in fact, illegal. Most robocalls are from scammers offering extended auto warranties, vacations and lower rates on bill payments, and posing as agents from the IRS and Social Security Administration.

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