Rise Of The Robocalls: What's Behind Vermont's 4.5 Million Unwanted Monthly Calls

Mar 8, 2019

Vermonters gets an estimated 4.5 million robocalls each month. Calls from scammers and marketers to an 802 number have doubled in just the last two years. We're looking at what's behind the rise in robocalls and ways you can protect yourself from the flood of unwanted calls.

Mich Kabay, a professor of computer security and information systems at Norwich University, joins Vermont Edition to discuss how technology is making robocalls and spoofed caller IDs easier and more common than ever. And what apps and other measures you can take to protect yourself from scams.

And Crystal Baldwin with the Consumer Assistance Program (a partnership with UVM and the attorney general's office) shares the most common Vermont scams and how to handle unwanted callers.

Broadcast live on Monday, March 11, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.