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.READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
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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.”READ MORE: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
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.MORE NEWS: MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks
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