I had an individual from New York call me, quite annoyed, and ask me why I keep calling him - didn't know him, never knew him, never heard of him and actually only know a handful of people in the New York area, and he wasn't one of them. He was quite annoyed - and I suspect he got robocalled with my home number. I wouldn't have answered his call, since I saw the location and number on my landline phone, but I was expecting another call from an individual in that area for a valid reason.
I wonder if the phone companies have any idea how their wired systems have been hijacked. No one is going to use landline phones at all, and a major reason is the robocalling.
I have often commented to my spouse as we drive, how many folks have died, because of robocalls to cell phones to folks who are busy driving in heavy traffic, and thus, have a misadventure due to the distraction of the robocall. I would bet the number of deaths is not less than 3 figures. I don't have data for this, but I wonder if Google might - but after looking at a dozen pages of links I can't seem to find it by searching for "traffic deaths atributed to robocalls to cell phones". You just get links to TV stories about the public's rage at robocallers
Cell phone use has killed a lot of people though, and this link doesn't even mention the "selfies folks" who back off of cliffs while shooting a photo of themselves near a major ledge.
Thinking about robocallers - they are thiefs at the very least, stealing our time and peace of mind. One man in an alley can steal your goods or your life, but what is your life but time here on this mortal plane - and the robocallers steal thousands, ne Millions of minutes of people's time ( let alone trying to actually steal money or information or ID )
I wonder how many minutes of one's time is equal to a lifetime?
~75years x365 days per year X24 hours per dayx60minutes per hour = 39, 420,000 minutes per average lifetime. --- call it 40 million minutes per whole lifetime
How many millions of robocalls are made each year ??? How about 26.3 billion per year in the USA according to THE WASHINGTON POST
26 Billion calls /40million minutes per whole lifetime = 650 whole lifetimes at one minute per call lost to someone. If someone were shooting 650 people a year, law enforcement would be all over them.....
Stealing a lifetime is a capital crime in many localities, but stealing the same amount of time not from one person but from millions of people seems to be a misdemeanor, or worse a freebie. Hmmmm......