Officials from Pennsylvania are taking a stand against robocalls and phone scams. Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Senator Bob Casey are asking the FCC to allow phone service providers to block robocalls. These calls originate as “spoofed” or invalid numbers, along with several other kinds of automated calls – all designed to confuse the call recipient into not understanding where the call is coming from.
If you ever get a call asking you for personal information or money, even if it looks like it’s coming from a legitimate number, hang up and do not give any information. If you believe you were the victim of a scam, tell police immediately.