Are you getting more automated calls peddling some sort of a scam? Well, you are not alone.
According to the New York Times, the number of robocalls have skyrocketed in the last few years. Some 3.4 billion scam calls were received by unsuspecting Americans in April -- a bump of more than 9 million from a year before.
And Southern Californians have been the target of a specific robocall scam recently, where a woman speaking Mandarin claiming she’s from the Chinese Consulate tries to get the personal information from the person on the line.
Congress is aware of the explosion of robocalls and lawmakers are considering ways to address the issue. But there are things that consumers can do on their own to curb the problem.