There is arguably nothing more frustrating than automated calls interrupting your day. If you’re one of those people who compulsively have to answer the phone (you know, in case it’s an emergency) then you understand the burning frustration that builds as you hear a robot or series of beeping noises on the other side of the line. The worst part is that you can’t even tell them off and release some of that now pent up aggression. Everyone knows you can call and should report these numbers to the FTC, but unfortunately not everyone does. The National Do Not Call Registry may be a great attempt at blocking your number from sales callers, but unfortunately scammers don’t pay much mind to the law. If you want things done right and experience immediate results, you need to know how to take some initiative to do it yourself.
You may or may not be surprised, but there’s an app for that. Apps that stop robocalls are easy to setup and use on your phone. They allow you to prescreen calls, block unwanted or fraudulent calls, block anonymous or unknown calls, and even reverse lookup potentially fake callers. Different apps may offer different services, so a little research should be able to tell you exactly what app will work for your needs and phone operating system. With over 86 millions scamming phone calls every month, countless more that are never reported, and up to 60 percent of those calls involving the impersonation of governments agencies or financial institutions, it’s never been more important to safeguard yourself, and your phone, from these phonies.
Getting one of the many apps to stop robocalls is a good step toward freeing yourself of the hassle of answering unimportant calls, and may even save you from making a costly mistake should a convincing con artist dupe you. A robocall stopping app may help reduce the frequency of unwanted calls, but the best way to keep pesky telemarketers from bothering hundreds and thousands of people every day is to report their phone numbers to the FTC so that they can face the consequences of their intrusion. It’s up to you to help the FTC rid the country of these intolerable inconveniences, especially when they are breaking the law.
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