In Switzerland our landline rang fewer than ten times throughout the entire year. A few times it was our health insurance calling to confirm information. A few times it was the wrong number. A few times H called from work.
We did not have caller ID there, but I am so glad that we have it here. It seems that since we have been back we get an average of 2-3 spam calls every day. I now screen all of my calls if I don’t recognize the number. I google the phone number and then block it when it turns out that it is a scam.
I am sure that it was not this bad a year ago. It would seem that the Do Not Call Registry does not apply to scammers.
On the plus side, I’ve seen fewer than one smoker per week here.