Calls frequently from this area and exchange. No message ever left. Always calls around the same time in the afternoon.
Considering the persistent nature of these calls and the fact that they ascertained my number illegally, I have ample reason to suspect this is a robo-scam or some other rogue entity, just phishing for personally identifiable information.
I never answer these calls due to the likelihood that they're tied to a robo-dialing server bot.
Telephone companies really need to step up to the plate here and provide better recourse for their customers. We are the ones being victimized by these harassing scammers, not to mention the fact that a majority of the time, these rogue entities have ascertained some of our (PII) illegally.
We need to have proactive tools to fight back against this ridiculous onslaught of scam entities whom do not care nor respect our consumer rights to the protection of our personally identifiable information and of our own privacy. They still have unbridled access to vast sectors of our personally identifiable information, and they're not the only ones...
Also, the United States Post Office needs to stop permitting by default, outfits like the DMA (Direct Marketing Association) among many others, the unbridled access to our names and addresses, which they've been sharing ever since these marketing consortium's and other advertising conglomerates have been in business.
We pay for our postage!-------Why is the post office allowed to automatically do this to it's customers?!-----It is not right period!
It's a violation of our privacy and personal boundaries and an intrusion into our personal lives, and it's not right period!
When is enough going to be enough of all this ho-ranging hoop-la?!
It's about time these agencies and institutions answer for these outrageous intrusions & violations of our privacy and that they be forced to comply with stricter rules on how they treat our personally identifiable information and on actually [ FULLY ] protecting our privacy by default-------(not the other way around, as so often is the case with the so-called Auto-Opt-In policies so many corporate entities have adopted as standard operating procedure)!