Officials with the Connecticut Better Business Bureau are explaining Connecticut residents on how they can block robocall telephone numbers.
A new initiative by the Federal Trade Commission is helping "to bolster efforts to reduce and prevent the computer-dialed calls," also known as robocalls.
According to CT BBB, there have been more consumers complaints filed to the FTC "about robocalls than any other single issue." Since the start of 2017, there have been 1.9 million complaints made to FTC.
Connecticut BBB spokesman Howard Schwartz said few issues "anger consumers as much as these unwanted calls."
"Robocalls are more than irritating," Schwartz said in a statement on Monday. "They are also at the heart of a huge percentage of attempts to deceive consumers into disclosing personal and financial information."
According to CT BBB, the "most effective method" of blocking robocalls is blacklisting telephone numbers, however, "researchers continue their work on new technology to stop them."
The BBB released the following tips on reducing the frequency of unwanted calls:
"Law enforcement, technical experts, regulators and industry have been working diligently to stop the illegal marketing calls, and have had success in tracking down and closing robocall and live marketing call operations," the Connecticut Better Business Bureau said in a statement on Monday.
To stop robocalls by reporting them, click here.
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