How to battle spam on your landline phone

You probably use a cellphone for most (or all) of your calls, assuming you make voice calls at all. However, if you still have a landline, it can be hard to battle the barrage of spam calls that you will inevitably receive. According to a recent report cited in The Washington Post, Americans received 26.3 billion robocalls in 2018, up 46 percent from the previous year.

Unfortunately, landline phones are as vulnerable to spam calls as mobile phones are, especially from (mostly) out-of-country scammers trying to sell you solar panels or vacation homes, convince you that the caller is from the IRS, or bully you into calling back in order to milk your phone bill.

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