Millions of Americans are seemingly glued to their phones on a daily basis. However, thanks to this growing trend, scammers have found a way to contact millions of people.
Robocalls, known by the catchy name since computers make the calls, are a growing trend. Robocallers have gotten more devious by masking their calls with phone numbers that use the first three or first six digits of your phone number, said Fox.
While some of the calls are simply trying to get you to buy something or sign up for a program, other robocalls are utilized by scammers who are trying to get your personal information. Now, there are ways you can avoid these annoying calls completely.
"If you don’t get a lot of unwanted calls, you can block calls one at a time. On the iPhone you do this by selecting 'Phone' then tapping the information icon (the encircled lowercase 'i'), and selecting 'Block this Caller.' On Android, it’s similar, you tap on the caller’s name, then long-press the number and tap 'Block/report spam' (note that this procedure can vary slightly from device to device on Android)," reports Fox News.
You can also pay a monthly fee (usually it's only a couple bucks) to have an app detect suspicious numbers and block the calls for you. The apps are listed in the article here.
"The most effective method is to limit calls to your contact list. On the iPhone, this will stop all unwanted calls from ringing on your phone. The only calls that get through are people on your contact list. Other legitimate calls typically go to voicemail," reports Fox.
While this option is definitely the most effective, it does restrict you from being contact by a friend or family member who simply may be using another cellular device. Let us know if you try any of these tips on your phone!
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