The phone can be a major interruption without the added stress of answering automated junk calls. It is hard to separate the chaff from the wheat. The article, “Why Robocallers Win Even If You Don’t Answer” by Sara Krouse of The Wall Street Journal, describes the complications to resolve the problem of unwanted robocalls. She states,
A big obstacle, telecommunications lawyers say, is that not all robocalls are illegal. Some are made for legitimate purposes such as doctors appointment reminders or political campaigns. The call centers or number sellers hired for legitimate purposes can also be used by scammers.