Ask Stacy: How Can I Stop These Darn Robocalls?

More than 2 billion times each month, an American gets an unsolicited, illegal robocall. Here's how to make them stop.

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Today’s question is about one of the most annoying parts of modern living: unsolicited phone calls. I get so many of these things that it’s enough to make me want to stop answering my phone altogether. In fact, I pretty much have. If I don’t recognize the number, I generally let all such calls go to voicemail.

But that’s probably not the best solution to this scourge of modern technology. What is? Here’s what I think.

For more information on this topic, check out “8 Tips to Stop Annoying Robocalls” and “Robocalls Are on the Rise — but You Can Fight Back.” You can also use the search tool above, put in “robocall” and find other information.

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I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

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Stacy Johnson
Stacy Johnson @moneytalksnews
I'm the founder of Money Talks News and have spent the last 40+ years in the personal finance trenches. I'm a CPA, author of a few books and multiple Emmy recipient. I'm ... More

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