How Do I Know If I Received A Robocall?

Robocalls have become a rampant issue, harassing people’s phones with automated messages and scams. These unsolicited calls can be frustrating, and you have certain options, but how can you know for sure if you’ve received a robocall?

If you suspect you have received persistent and wrongful robocalls and need legal advice, contact The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi, where our consumer protection attorney is ready to evaluate your rights.

What are robocalls?

Robocalls are pre-recorded or automated phone calls that are sent out en masse. These calls are typically made by telemarketing companies or scammers, using auto-dialing technology to target a large number of phone numbers at once.

Robocalls are possible through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. This allows scammers and telemarketers to use internet connections rather than traditional telephone lines. By utilizing auto-dialers, these entities can quickly and easily dial tens of thousands of numbers, reaching a wide audience in a short period.

Robocalls can range from legitimate notifications, such as appointment reminders, to fraudulent schemes that aim to extract personal information or sell illegal products or services.

Signs that you’ve received a robocall

  • Automated voice: Robocalls often start with a robotic or recorded voice, rather than a live person. This is a clear indication that it may be a robocall.
  • Delay or silence: When you answer the phone, there may be a brief pause or silence before the automated message begins. This delay is a common characteristic of robocalls.
  • Pre-recorded message: Robocalls typically play a prerecorded message that doesn’t allow for interactive conversation. The message may instruct you to “press 1” or speak with a representative but be cautious as this could be a ploy to gather personal information.
  • Caller ID Display: Sometimes, robocalls manipulate their caller ID to appear as a local number or a familiar business. Don’t be fooled by this tactic; scammers often use this technique to trick you into answering.
  • Unsolicited Offers: Robocalls often involve unsolicited offers, such as timeshare deals, extended warranties, or debt consolidation services. Be wary of these unsolicited calls, and never give out personal or financial information over the phone.
  • Unwanted Frequency: If you receive multiple calls from the same number, especially within a short period or outside of regular business hours, it’s likely a robocall campaign.

What to do regarding robocalls

If you receive robocalls, you can register on the Do Not Call list online or via phone. If you continue to receive illegal calls, you can file a complaint with the FCC, and you might even be able to seek legal relief. Consult with our consumer protection attorney about your legal options.

Seek help from a Consumer Protection Lawyer

Robocalls have become a widespread annoyance that affects many people. By being aware of the signs of a robocall and seeking legal assistance, you can protect yourself from the scams and harassment they bring.

Our dedicated consumer protection attorney at The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi is here to assist you in your fight against robocalls. We have obtained millions in legal relief for our consumer clients, and you never pay anything for our services unless we win for you.

Contact us today to take the first step towards reclaiming your peace of mind.