November 21, 2019
You likely get at least one call a day, either from a telemarketer or a scammer.
It’s a robocall.
Now, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has a new tool to help you stop those unwanted calls.
Earlier this week, Stein found himself fighting crime while simultaneously giving a speech in Charlotte.
According to a tweet from Stein, a scammer called an audience member during a speech.
Stein says he picked up the phone from the audience member and told the suspected scammer that they were “breaking the law”, evoking a round of applause from the crowd.
That tweet prompted some to wish they had the attorney general answering their robocalls too.
In response to that, Stein has posted a downloadable recording that you too can use.
It says, “Hi, you’ve reached the voicemail of a North Carolinian. I’m Attorney General Josh Stein. If you are a scammer or illegal robocaller, you are breaking the law and you must cease calling this number. If not, please leave a message.”
The attorney general’s office also has a hotline you can call to file complaint if you think you’ve been a victim of a scam.
You can also file a complaint online here.