One sure thing about the last 12 months is that it’s like “Groundhog Day” everyday. Your life has become a rollercoaster since last March and many that can take advantage of the situation have certainly tried. There were more than 50 BILLION scam calls to Americans last year…and last month, there were an average of 129.5 million every day, or 1,500 each second.
I don’t answer calls from a number I don’t know. It seems that I’m not in the minority either. 94% of people won’t answer calls from any unknown numbers. That’s up from 72% one year ago. When you get a call from an unknown number, do you answer it or ignore it and say, “If it’s actually something important they’ll leave a voicemail?” I’ve found that to be a good working plan as I haven’t missed any really important calls as those folks always leave a message. Hey some of the scammers do as well, I just don’t return those. Screen times are up and folks know your phone is handy. Be safe and don’t be taken by scammers.