Growing rate of robocalls threatens user privacy

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:43:07 +0000

Robocalls aren’t just a nuisance—they’re a threat to personal data and privacy. And they’re on the rise. Learn which new tactics scammers are using and how to protect against them.



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Got Robocalled? Don’t Get Mad; Get Busy.

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:24:16 +0000

Several times a week my cell phone receives the telephonic equivalent of spam: A robocall. On each occasion the call seems to come from a local number, but when I answer there is that telltale pause followed by an automated voice pitching some product or service. So when I heard from a reader who chose to hang on the line and see where one of these robocalls led him, I decided to dig deeper. This is the story of that investigation. Hopefully, it will inspire readers to do their own digging and help bury this annoying and intrusive practice.

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