We all get our share of robocalls and unsolicited telemarketing calls on a daily basis. You know how it goes. Your phone rings, you don’t recognize the number, but you answer anyway, and you hear dead air and then a voice says “Hi! We’ve been trying to reach out about an important matter …”
Robocalls. They can be easy to spot, but that doesn’t make them any easier to avoid. And when you do get a live person on the other end, they waste your time peddling everything from health insurance to home and computer services. Worse yet, aside from trying to sell you stuff, these annoying calls can be downright deceptive and malicious. These scams may be trying to rip you off or steal your identity.
And thanks to technology and cheap internet access, the robocall plague will just get worse in 2019 and beyond!
So, how can you protect yourself from these robocall and telemarketing scams?
To fight back against all kinds of nuisance calls, you have several smartphone tools at your disposal. You can block numbers, turn on Do Not Disturb mode, use your carrier’s tools, use third-party apps or a phone with built-in spam filtering, and more.
In this guide, we will explore your options and in the end, you will pick up valuable pointers on how to minimize and even eradicate all these unwanted calls.