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Scam Alerts

US Government Shutdown Lets Robocalls Run Rampant

It has been nearly 1 month since the US government shut down began, as lawmakers argue over whether to allocate funds to build a giant wall at the Mexico-US border.

Meanwhile, walls of protection against spam calls have crumbled down, leading to more instances of these calls actually reaching consumers and causing them annoyance and harm.

FCC and FTC Close Their Doors Last week, we reported that both the FCC and the FTC, which are government-run institutions that enforce robocall laws, had been shut down. That means that there aren’t any employees available to manage the Do Not Call List, a government registry of phone numbers whose owners have opted out of receiving phone calls from businesses. A notice on the website reads, “Due to the government shutdown, we are unable to offer this website service at this time.”

In addition, the complaint portals on the FCC and FTC websites have been deactivated. With nowhere else to report bad calls or send complaints, consumers have taken to websites like reddit and the comment sections on news websites to voice their concerns.

“I’d finally gotten my blacklists (Google Voice, app, and carrier) full to the point that I would go 2 to 3 weeks between calls, and generally only 1 at a time.

Since New Year’s Day? I’m back to 2 per day all of a sudden. It’s not that I think the FCC was really doing anything productive at this second… but it’s super clear that the foxes know that the henhouse is unguarded and are acting accordingly.”

“I think my home phone rang 15 times today. I don’t answer it anymore.”

“I’ve definitely noticed an increase and we’ve also had an increase at our office. At work we just conference in with Lenny, mute our line, then record them talking with him. The longest we’ve ever had was just last week just over 14 minutes.”

(Gizmodo readers)

What to Do in the Meantime It doesn’t look like the shutdown is going to end any time soon. However, there is some good news. You can still ward off bad calls during the shutdown (and afterward) with Call Control’s free app for smartphones. Download it from Apple’s app store or Google Play for Android. For landline protection, we offer Call Control Home, a simple but powerful spam blocker available from our website and from amazon.com

Government Shutdown Could Result in Even More Robocalls

It’s already apparent that robocalls aren’t slowing down anytime soon, but 2019 has them soaring to horrifying numbers. And now, a government shutdown has rendered Americans helpless when it comes to reporting dangerous calls.

Unfortunately, the government institutions that normally handle scam call complaints are unavailable at this time. The complaint portals on the FCC and FTC websites have been deactivated. In addition, those two agencies normally publish weekly reports about potential phone scams to warn consumers, but they have gone silent since the shutdown began.

Furthermore, there aren’t any employees to manage the Do Not Call List, a government registry of phone numbers whose owners have opted out of receiving phone calls from businesses. A notice on the website reads, “Due to the government shutdown, we are unable to offer this website service at this time.”

How long will the shutdown continue? It’s hard to tell. As of January 11th, the shutdown has lasted 21 days, which means that in one more day, it will become the longest U.S. government shutdown in history.

That’s bad news for any consumers hoping that the government will crack down on the barrage of spam calls that await us this year. And it’s exactly the opportunity that many criminals have been looking for.

Many consumers have already been hit by strange and even dangerous phone scams, and have been unable to get help from the government. In fact, some citizens have already received fake calls pertaining to the government shutdown, saying that their social security numbers are in jeopardy because of the government’s current state.

Luckily, however, private call-blocking companies are still up and running. Consumers can protect themselves and their family members from scams by downloading Call Control’s free app for cell phones, available for both iPhone and Android systems. In addition, you can purchase Call Control Home for landlines from CallControl.com or Amazon.

2019: New Year, New Phone Scams

Did you know that according to First Orion, 50% of all phone calls placed in 2019 will be spam? Unfortunately, 2019 has now arrived, and so has a new barrage of robocalls. With technology and the internet making international phone calls a breeze, nearly anyone can now call you from almost anywhere. And with the advent of neighborhood-spoofing, a criminal can dial you up from Africa and make your Caller ID show a local number.

The new year has only just begun, and we’ve already seen plenty of US residents fall victim to criminal phone schemes. Here are two of the latest reported scams:

January 2019 Scams Two Manchester, Iowa residents recently lost money to two different phone scams, according to Manchester Police. In the first case, a scammer pretended to be from the Drug Enforcement Administration in Dallas, Texas. He warned that the victim’s bank account had been used by criminals in Texas for illegal drug-related activities, and instructed the victim to “secure” the account by transferring funds to Google Play cards. He asked the victim for the card numbers and PIN numbers, essentially giving the criminal instant access to the victim’s savings.

Although the victim lost about $4,000 to the scammer, a concerned clerk questioned the victim while loading money onto the cards, and helped identify the scam before the victim could lose another $1,000.

Unfortunately, the second Manchester victim was not made aware of her mistake until it was too late. She lost $2,000 to a “friend” who persuaded her to purchase Ebay gift cards and give him the access numbers in order to supposedly bail him out of jail. The scammer even put an “attorney” on the phone to make the ruse more convincing.

Protect yourself from 2019 scams! Remember, you should never transfer funds or use gift cards to send money to someone who calls you on the phone. This is almost always a sure sign of a scam. Protect yourself by downloading Call Control’s free app, and purchase Call Control Home to keep scammers from reaching you and your loved ones on your landline.