The federal government set up the Do Not Call Registry 12 years ago, to stop annoying calls from sales people. But they’re still getting through.
Since 2009, complaints to the Federal Trade Commission have nearly tripled, from 63,000 a month to 150,000.
Stephen Vandivere, a 74-year-old who lives in Centreville, Virginia, says scammers target him because of his age. He installed a block on his phone — one of the FTC’s suggestions — and it still wasn’t enough.
“An occasional call gets through, maybe one a week,” Vandivere told CBS News.
Not so for Linda Blasse of Dallas, who’s also on the Do Not Call list.
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Source Credits: Nancy Cordes in CBS News