Believe it or not, robocalls are on the rise!

Americans received about 48 billion robocalls in 2018, according to YouMail, a company that blocks and tracks robocalls.

Even worse, Florida ranks number three in total volume of calls. On average, people living in Tampa received approximately 21 robocalls last month alone.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act governs the use of robocalls. However, the rules do not apply to scam robocalls. It’s best to not pick up these calls. The government has technology to block these calls, but for now, the technology has not been implemented.

Florida is likely a target due to our more elderly population. Additionally, Florida residents tend to answer the phone.

The more you answer, the more they’ll call.

To sum it up, don’t answer the phone if the call looks suspicious. The nuisance calls should slowly subside as the government grinds into action. Until then, patience is key.

Source: Channel 8

Sean Roberts was conceived in the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky by two passionate, panel aligning, third shifters who had grown bored with the same ole same ole. Upon birth, he was placed in the trunk of a new Stingray and sent off to find his destiny. That destiny included several stints on radio stations across the United States. Some played punk country gospel, while others focused on Croatian death metal played backwards. After many years and many adventures, Sean wound up on The Shark, where he does shots of tequila while playing the most badass tunes ever created by humankind. He remains humble, however, never forgetting about the lean years...the street corners and dark alleys where he played songs on his car stereo for food and sex. He's on top and he's never gonna stop LIVING THE DREAM!

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