No, it’s not just you: Robocalls are getting worse.
It’s sad to say, but as technology improves, so do the methods that scammers, phishers, and spoofers use to take advantage of you (or at least waste your time).
Robokiller is a great way to fight back. Winner of an anti-robocall competition put on by none other than the FTC, it adeptly blocks spammers but also—and this part is awesome—messes with them in return.
Its list of spam calls is updated automatically, and you can train it to allow good calls and block bad ones. (Everyone in your Contacts list is automatically added to the app’s Allow list.) Conveniently, if you’re expecting a legitimate call from an unknown number, you can temporarily pause call blocking for as long as you’d like.
Now here’s the sneaky part: Robokiller gets back at spammers for wasting your time by wasting theirs. Set up an Answer Bot, a system of prerecorded (and pretty funny) messages that respond to scammers and keep them talking. You can choose your Answer Bot voice from such delightful options as a Jon Snow impersonator, Spoiled Child, or something called Crocodile Fishing. Sometimes, Robokiller will even record the conversation so you can hear your annoying spammer chatting in vain with an extremely irritating machine. Setup requires a little tinkering, but Robokiller walks you through the process and handles most of the heavy lifting.