I'm certain that many of us have received unwanted phone calls over the past nine months. Whether they be spam, spoofing, sales or charity, please continue to ignore these calls by not picking up and engaging the caller.

If you do not recognize the number, let it go to voice mail. More often than not, there will be no message left. This is a nationwide scam network that has stolen millions of dollars from unsuspecting citizens.

Be diligent and screen your calls. I have received over 240 of these calls since last January. Protect yourselves!

ROBERT POTTER

Astoria