... robocaller admitting to 57 million phone calls in an FTC report.
Online discussions of robocalls are filled with comments telling of how the writer no longer answers unknown numbers, or checks voice mail, if they have service at all.
And businesses are getting hit with both robocalls, to the point of putting lives at risk, and scams, costing dollars. Thousands per day.
@dredmorbius Learning about robocalls was such a weird experience. That's not a thing here (possibly in Europe in general?) so their existence seems absurd.
@jonne More maddening than absurd, I'm afraid.
Here in New Zealand we've been getting hit with complete fraud robocalls - mostly scary recorded voices saying THIS IS [$actual Internet company who they aren't] WE ARE CUTTING OFF YOUR INTERNET and if you pick up you get routed to some ridiculous pay-per-minute thing in some foreign country, and of course the number's faked. Either that or HI WE ARE MICROSOFT (they aren't) PLEASE TO INSTALL OUR MALWARE.
It's only become a massive plague in the last.. three years, I think?
Generalistic and moderated instance.