HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – As we get deeper into election season, the number of household robocalls is increasing, and you may wonder why you’re getting them at all.

After all, you’ve likely placed yourself on the National Do Not Call Registry.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Howard Schwartz of the Connecticut Better Business Bureau said that does block legitimate telemarketers.

But, he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau, that “there are exemptions to the Do Not Call Registry. For example, calls from political parties or candidates, public opinion poll callers, or even charitable organizations.”

LINK: National Do Not Call Registry

Schwartz said that, unfortunately, technology has opened the floodgates to unauthorized would-be telemarketers from overseas.

Also, if you want to complain, it’s quite likely the number that popped up on your caller ID is fake.

He said the Federal Trade Commission is planning a summit this fall to outline a plan to deal with it.

Are you getting annoyed by robocalls? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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