How widespread are spam calls? Think about this for a second: over the last year, nearly 60 million Americans say that they lost money as a result of being phone-scammed for a nationwide total of almost $30 billion.
This isn't actually a post on the people who will use any form of communication necessary (up to, and including petroglyphs) to try to get you to buy an extended warranty you don't need. It's really my only way of reaching out to try to sell you an extended warranty that you don't need.
Dennis Horton, Director of the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), joined the WROK Morning Show this week with a stack of information on ways to avoid being scammed, and some somewhat good news about robocalls.
We've all been there, and most of us are sick of it--call after call from people you don't know, trying to sell you things that you don't want. There were 5.1 billion robocalls made in November (1,963 per second).