A robocall is an automated telephone call delivering a recorded message. The term robocall is often used to reference other types of calls made by spammers, spoofers, scammers and more.
- Spammers can be individuals or organizations that place automated phone calls in a manner that is in willful non-compliance with state and federal laws governing the use of auto-dialers.
- Spoofers can be individuals or organizations that knowingly transmit misleading or inaccurate Caller ID information. These calls may be placed manually or through an auto-dialer. Spoofers often use various methods to mask their telephone number in order to show a completely different number--often a number that may be local or familiar to you.
- Scammers can be individuals or organizations that disregard state and federal laws to make calls with the intent of committing identity theft or other types of fraudulent behavior.