HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – The FCC says spam calls are on the rise in some parts of the country.

Scammers try to dupe unsuspecting people into revealing personal information, like a social security number, address, or password.

And although some residents say they’ve signed up for various apps and systems to prevent getting these calls, they still come through.

You might think that signing up for the Do Not Call registry is enough to protect you, but it’s not always that simple.

“The ‘Do Not Call Registry’ still exists. And the problem with the ‘Do Not Call Registry’ is that with current technology, you can fake a phone number that you’re calling from. So you can pick a random phone number in the community and use that number…

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