Americans phones are lighting up with billions of robocalls each month. It’s estimated 4 of 10 are scams. Here’s how to avoid the nuisance calls.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — It’s relentless.  Day in and day out, our phones are inundated with calls. Some seeming helpful, offering to lower your interest rate or help with your student loans.

Others are threatening, trying to trick consumers into believing the government is discontinuing social security benefits or the IRS needs to talk to you. 

And it’s getting worse. 

In April alone, it’s estimated Americans received 4.4 billion robocalls, more than 6 million an hour, 1,700 every second.

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