“What is happening is illegitimate businesses or, more appropriately, scammers and criminals, are the ones making these calls now,” Frey said.

NEW ORLEANS — The calls are consistent.

“Sometimes it’ll be from someone overseas. Sometimes it would be a recording,” said Chad Joseph of New Orleans, who said he gets robocalls every day. 

When we called Joseph, we’re weren’t one of those annoying and often illegal robocalls, but considering how we got his number, we easily could have been. 

“It’s almost like, well, if my number is for sale, for one, why am I paying a phone bill and two, where’s my cut?” said Joseph when we told him we bought his number online. 

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