Tired of Robocallers?

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Real Estate Agent with Samsel & Associates 0790808

Robocalls are at an all time high, according to a recent report by the Patch.  There were 3.36 billion robocalls in April of 2018 in the United States, accounting to 10.4 robo calls per person. Aside from annoying, the data shows that it's getting even more annoying - April 2018 had 34% more calls than April of 2017. 

The US Congress held a hearing on robocallers in 2013 and published their findings here. Nationwide, the most common types of robocalls are payments/debt and health insurance spam, and in Area Code 908, the most common types of robocalls are payments/debt and loan spam. Atlanta, GA, is ranked as the city with the most robocalls in the country and Newark, NJ is the number 10 city in the Country. New Jersey is ranked as the State that receives the 13th most robocalls. You can view the database of what kinds of robocalls are being made and where they're going to here. You can block phone numbers you've identified as spam pretty easily on your cell phone, but it's very easy for spammers to get new phone numbers and keep trying.

Have you installed a call blocker filter on your cell phone? Call block filters will allow you to block specific phone numbers and enter the phone number into a shared database so everyone benefits when one phone number is identified as spam. When an identified number calls you, the call will go straight to voice mail. Here are a few:

What do you do to stop these annoying robocalls?

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Rainmaker
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
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These Robocalls are so annoying and it does seem to be a problem that’s getting much worse not better. I will check out your tips. Thank you for sharing. 

May 19, 2018 11:51 AM #1
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
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Robocallers are certainly annoying and I wonder who would actually respond to such impersonal marketing especially when considering a loan!  Thank you for your post and the call block filters that you've shared.

May 19, 2018 12:00 PM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes, I find it annoying and needless to say I answer the phone and then hang up as soon as I recognize it... there are so many that it is not worth my effort to block it every time...Endre

May 19, 2018 12:02 PM #3
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Last month the FCC fined a guy in Miami $120,000,000 (that's million) dollars for robocalls.  That's not enough; he should get 20 years in prison to go along with it.

May 19, 2018 12:08 PM #4
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Wayne and Jean - I don't even answer the home phone since I mostly use my cell.  Mostly were robo call but I missed a doctor call because I didn't pick up.

May 19, 2018 12:10 PM #5
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I've signed up on the Do Not Call Registry and don't see any decrease in robocalls at all. I doubt those making these calls adhere to the protocolls set forth by the FCC.

May 19, 2018 01:25 PM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thank you for your links for robo calls.  Ours are pretty much negligible, and when we do get one, we block them.  Our phone is answered by a real person who then routes them to one of us...the robo call is instantly eliminated.  A

May 19, 2018 02:15 PM #7
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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I find these calls so annoying. I generally avoid all phone calls from 203 and 860 #'s since my cell is from CT and had to stop answering unknown callers from area codes outside of NYC metro area.  So, I generally answer 914, 212, 917, 347, 201, 516, 718, 845 and there's another NJ one...maybe 609.

 

For a while my cell used to pop up things like "possible spam" "probable scam" but it stopped.  Not sure how to get that back.

May 19, 2018 02:36 PM #8
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl ,

Robocallers are so annoying! I block the number on my phone but they still keep coming. Thank you for your links for robo calls.

May 19, 2018 03:47 PM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

It's got to be a pretty lonely person to NOT hang up 3 seconds into a Robocall Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl . I know that 90% of the Robocalls I receive involve someone who wants to help me be noticed on Google.

May 19, 2018 04:59 PM #10
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have noticed that they are mirroring my phone number to make it look familiar. I let it go to voice mail and then block it. I still get a couple every day.

May 19, 2018 05:00 PM #11
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wayne & Jean, I get many on my home phone, and only use it when I am on my cell, but need an answer for a client.  Have thought about removing it.  Comcast does have the option to add quite a few numbers to the blocked calls.

May 20, 2018 06:49 AM #12
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Thanks for sharing this Wayne and Jean Marie. I get way too many solicitation calls on my cell phone.

May 20, 2018 01:15 PM #13
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