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Stream of robocalls irritating Bell County residents

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 18:56:38-04

A stream of robocalls seems to be going around Bell County. At least a dozen folks Central Texas News Now spoke with confirmed they get the calls multiple times a week.

"It's mostly a recording mostly so I just hang up. I don't talk to a recording. I just hang up," said Mechelle Kendrick. Kendrick was just one of the many people Central Texas News Now ran into who shared they receive robocalls multiple times a week.

So Central Texas News Now asked how folks feel about the calls.

"Hounded," said Joshua Tryon, "I don't know. I think it's disrespectful really you know. You want to sell me something or whatever, you know, at least have the respect to call me. Have a person call me."

So what should you do with these calls and how often they happen? Central Texas News Now spoke to Adam Price, Regional Director for the Better Business Bureau from the Waco-Temple-Killeen area to get some insight.

"Unfortunately robocalls happen 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Billions of robocalls are made on a monthly basis throughout the United States, so it's become an epidemic if you will," said Price.

Price shared when you receive and answer a robocall, you can report it to the Federal Trade Commission through their website.

Price said you can also visit the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker to report what you know and also track scams near you.