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Robocalls Surge As Consumers, Government Seek Ways to Fight Back

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Robocalls, those annoying prerecorded marketing calls that lay siege to our phones day and night, are on the rise. That’s according to the phone spam tracking app RoboKiller, which found that Americans received almost 5.2 billion robocalls last month, up from about 3.6 billion calls for the same period last year. We’ll talk about what’s behind the surge in robocalls and what you can do to protect yourself from them. And we want to hear from you: What’s your strategy for dealing with robocalls?

Related:

The Washington Post: Die, Robocalls, Die: A How-to Guide to Stop Spammers and Exact Revenge

Guests:

Ian Barlow, coordinator, Do Not Call Program, Federal Trade Commission

Geoffrey A. Fowler, technology columnist, The Washington Post

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