“This is your second notice” — Robocalls on the rise
On both my home phone, and now on my cell, I’ve been receiving warnings that my auto warranty may have expired. In fact, each one of these warnings is “my second notice.” The new form of spam–robocalls–may be much worse than its email cousin. Like email spam, robocalls abuse cheap communication technology to earn revenue with deceptive marketing tactics. Unlike email spam, robocalls try to get your immediate attention — which means that it is harder to have effective countermeasures.
Sadly, I expect that robocalls, fake voicemails and the like will be on the rise in the coming years.