There is no doubt that modern technology has done a tremendous amount to make our lives more convenient, simple, and enjoyable. However, it also has its bad side, and one of these is the increase in nuisance calls. People these days often have both a landline and a smartphone, which makes it even easier for nuisance callers to constantly harass you.
One of the most annoying types of nuisance calls are robocalls, and some people get a huge number of these coming through every day. While the odd one or two may not cause too much stress, when you are being bombarded with them, it can become very stressful. On top of this, your own line is then blocked for that period of time, which means other people cannot get through. In this article, we will look at the steps to take if you are receiving a high volume of these calls.
The Key Steps to Take
Whether you are receiving robocalls on your landline or mobile, it is important to take action if they are becoming a nuisance. One thing you should do when you start receiving these calls is to do a reverse phone lookup so you can try to confirm the number, and see whether it is the same one calling over and over again. If the number is a cell phone or a private number, you can find out what it is by using this type of online tool. Once you have the number, make a note of it somewhere safe.
The next thing you need to do is make sure you log the calls you receive from that same number, as you will need to provide as much detail as possible if you want to get something done about the nuisance calls. You should ensure you make a note of the date and time of each call from that same number and monitor this for a couple of weeks or so. Keep all the information in a safe place.
Once you have spent some time monitoring and logging the robocalls that you are receiving from the same number, you can then put your complaint forward to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC has been clamping down hard on nuisance robocalls over the past couple of years, and they are perfectly positioned to help put an end to these calls for you. Make sure you send all of the details you have taken down about the times and dates of the calls, along with details of the phone number and the nature of the calls. You should then put all this in writing and send the letter off to the FCC. They will then be able to investigate further.
More and more people are getting fed up with having to put up with calls such as these, and the more people who make a stand, the easier it will be for the FCC to take action.