Who else gets 5-10 spam calls a day? Many phone carriers have been able to start detecting these incoming calls and label their caller Id as “Scam Likely,” but often they cannot detect who is calling. These spoof callers have been able to call from area codes familiar to your area or match your area code to get through.
These calls get to be downright frustrating, and if you accidentally pick up once, it’s all over. You get about as twice as many that day. I looked up what to do about this, and thankfully the government has gotten involved.
The FCC has started confronting these attackers by allowing you to file a complaint against the caller, enable call blocking tools, and giving you the following tips to prevent yourself from being spoofed.
Here are a few other ways the FCC suggests taking action against them(2020):
- Put your mobile and landline numbers on the national Do Not Call Registry. Visit donotcall.gov
- or 1-888-382-1222 from the number you want to register.
- Research apps, services or devices that help block unwanted calls.
- Don’t answer calls from unknown callers. That could verify you have an active line.
Following these guidelines can significantly reduce the calls and prevent fewer in the future.
To learn more tips and tricks, visit the FCC’s website!
Continuing to respond to these calls and solicitations can put you at risk for giving up your information. Reframe from all contact with the spammers because you never know what they can steal from you. If you feel that your data has already been stolen. Computerbilities provides cyber security services to businesses in the Raleigh, NC area and can do a no-obligation Dark Web Scan to see if any of your information has been posted on the Dark Web. Contact us today to schedule yours!
Stop Unwanted Robocalls and Texts. (2020, October 13). Retrieved February 01, 2021, from https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/stop-unwanted-robocalls-and-texts