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Robocalls could soon make up majority of phone calls

Spam robocalls are expected to make up 46% of all phone calls by the middle of 2019, according to First Orion.

The call protection company also estimates that number will grow to over 50% by the end of the year.

April is the worst month for robocalls, with April 15th the worst day because because there is a strong connection between the deadline to file your taxes and phone scams, according to Yahoo Finance.

A recent Washington Post report said people received more than 26 billion robocalls last year. Experts say to the following tips can help avoid dangers associated with robocalls.

  • Do not answer calls from unknown numbers
  • Never give out personal information over the phone
  • Be aware that showing a local number does not guarantee a local caller
  • Register for the “Do Not Call” list on the Federal Trade Commission website

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