Weekly Stories from You: Falling for Robocalls
Robocalls create all kinds of distractions, interrupting our dinners, our sleep and our peace of mind. For some families, unwanted, unwelcome calls are also a threat to their physical well-being.
This week we feature two stories from folks who have literally fallen for robocalls:
I sometimes work unusual hours and these calls awaken me. I have difficulty getting to the phone and have actually fallen when trying to take a call that turned out to be a robocall. They are a major annoyance and intrusion into my privacy.
My husband is disabled. Every time the phone rings either he or I must get to the phone by the 3rd ring or it goes to voice mail. I have called and written to Verizon about this dangerous possibility of falling to no avail. We get robocalls constantly about home improvements. I feel sorry for these people and try not to sound rude but often times there is no one there once I have scrambled to answer the phone. I fear the upcoming election will increase these calls tenfold.
After we reached out to Mary Lou, she added this post-script:
We have gotten the “grandparent” calls, fake IRS, computer needing a fix too. What rankles me is my personal letter to Verizon that they never acknowledged.
Your telephone shouldn’t imperil your well-being. That’s why we’re working to End Robocalls by calling on the phone companies to offer their customers free tools to block robocalls. Join the movement here.