It seems to happen now more than ever -- a call from an unknown number, sometimes a voice mail, sometimes not. If I'm feeling adventurous, I'll answer -- and usually find out I'm in the running for an amazing free cruise!

No thanks.

When I get one of these calls, I have two ways of dealing with it: block the number, or just don't answer.

WGRZ just published a great article with lots of tips on how to stop the calls from bothering you, that extend beyond the old "ignore or block" method, including settings in your phone, services from your cell carrier, and special apps designed to filter out unwanted calls.