writes: During the past few days, I've noticed an upswing in the number of robocalls coming into my cell phone. I'm used to this cycle — a caller sets up shop, robocalls its list, and eventually gets shut down and / or moves to a new location and phone number only to start over. But this time, the frequency of the calls was much higher — 5-6 times a day from the same robocaller, sometimes within 10 minutes of each other. And when I went to https://www.donotcall.gov/ to report the number, I was greeted with the following message:
Due to the Government shutdown, we are unable to offer this website service at this time. We will resume normal operations when the government is funded.
I am left to wonder if this is coincidence, or if the perps are taking advantage of the shutdown to make calls without being reported?