Mobile Robo And Annoying Calls: Why More Of Them, And They Don’t Stop: 4 Challenges

How many times per day, either/ both on your land line, as well a mobile telephone, do you get, what we refer to as robo – calls, or other unsolicited, annoying telephone calls? If you are like me, this is occurring at an ever – maddening frequency, and, it doesn’t seem to matter, what steps you take, whether being on the Do not call list, putting software of Call Blocking apps, etc. This article will briefly, address and consider, why we don’t seem to be able to stop these, and, specifically, 4 of the challenges, to effectively doing so.1. Do not call – list: Several years ago, because of the outrage, from the spreading of these unwanted, annoying phone calls, the Do not call list, was created. Supposedly, violating this law, by abusing it, or calling someone on the list, was supposed to carry, large penalties, etc. However, in the last several months, there has been a widespread expansion of these calls, perhaps because today’s technology permits violators to hide/ disguise their number, or, simply, because of the lack of significant enforcement! I have several land – lines, and several mobile numbers, and each one, receives, five or more of these annoyances, every day! How many have you been receiving?


2. Blocking calls: While there is software and applications, designed, to block these calls, I have not found any, which thoroughly get the task done. I get numerous, supposed, calls, purporting to be either Public Service Announcements, or Internal Revenue information, or travel/ prize notifications, etc, constantly. On my business line, I also get several Google – information, calls, as well. Why should there be no way to effectively curb and/ or eliminate these nuisances? One of the obstacles is, today’s technology lets these violators change their so – called numbers, and/ or disguise them, in some way, often making them appear, to be local calls.3. Difficulty reporting: How can you report these annoyances, and get anything done, in a meaningful way, if you can’t be certain, the number you see, on your Caller ID, is real, or manipulated? It appears, the crooks and pests are always, at least, one step ahead, of the good guys!


4. Technology Deficit: Those making these calls, know what technology might be available, to prevent/ detect/ eliminate these annoyances! However, they are always making changes, tweaks, etc, and making the calls, in such a way, the preventative technology, seems to lag behind, the perpetrators!These 4 reasons, plus the lack of enforcement, has created an aura of invincibility, and, thus, there are constantly more of these calls! We should be able to address this, but, it seems, the will, just isn’t there!