If you are getting inundated with calls from robocalls and spam callers, don't fret because it is entirely possible to stop them. There are multiple ways you can thwart these callers, so you don't have to worry about answering your phone anymore. Here are some things that you can do to put a stop to those spam calls.
Report Every Robocall and Spam Call
The first thing you should do if you get a spam call is report it to the FTC. If enough people report the same number, they can issue a subpoena for more information about the company behind that number. This helps investigators track down who is responsible for making these unsolicited calls.
Sign Up with the Do Not Call Registry
The Do Not Call Registry is the government's official list of phone numbers that telemarketers, scammers, and robocalls are not allowed to call. If you're on the list, you'll see a decrease in unwanted calls within a few days of signing up.
The National Do Not Call Registry is free and easy to use — all you have to do is submit your phone number, and the FTC will add it to their list.
It's important that you register your mobile phone number as well as your landline number because many spam calls come from spoofed numbers (numbers that look like they're coming from your area code but aren't).
Enable "Do Not Disturb" on your Smartphone
You can set your smartphone to automatically block callers who aren't in your contacts list or who don't have a special ringtone assigned to their number. This way, even if someone does manage to bypass your spam blocker software, they'll still be unable to reach you directly.
Download a Robocall and Spam Blocker App
Many apps have been developed to help stop unwanted calls from coming through. These apps work by blocking numbers that have been reported as spam and allowing users to report numbers they receive from legitimate businesses that may be considered suspicious. Users can also block specific numbers they'd rather not hear from again.
Use Your Carriers Spam Filtering Services
If you have a smartphone or home phone that uses your broadband internet connection, check with your carrier about their spam filtering services. These services can help block robocalls and spam calls for free or at a very low cost.
If you follow these tips, you will have less phone calls to deal with that are not important or relevant to you.
For more info about how to stop spam calls, contact a local company.
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