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Battling robocalls: Breaking down relentless and annoying calls

Posted: 9:07 AM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 19:17:45-04
Participate in TODAY'S TMJ4 robocall experiment

Robocalls are becoming a real-life problem in the era of smartphones.

In April alone, almost 20 million robocalls were made in Milwaukee.

TODAY’S TMJ4 decided to take a closer look at where these calls come from, and why they’re so relentless.

We’ll look at the science of robocalls, and how callers can set up a computer to dial 10,000 numbers a second.

We will also break down some common myths about robocalls, while looking at the legality of them.

Finally, we tackle spoof calling, or making a robocall look like it's coming from one of your loved ones.

Follow along all day Tuesday as we wage war on robocalls on TODAY’S TMJ4 and tmj4.com.

STORIES:

The science of robocalls

Spoof Calling: The TMJ4 newsroom put to the test

The legality of robocalls

The four biggest robocall myths

RESOURCES:

Courtesy: CTIA (represents U.S. wireless communications industry)

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