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  Tips for consumers to prevent illegal robocalls

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Tips for consumers to prevent illegal robocalls

There are no full-proof techniques to prevent unwanted robocalls, and true solutions need that the Federal communications commission uses the laws successfully to regulate robocallers and need phone firms to authenticate all calls. Yet, the following techniques will help you stop illegal robocalls:

File complaints

Complaint data is the top tool of federal agencies. While finding a complaint may not prompt a quick response, complain data may prompt the FCC to take action. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act is the just legal protection to stop fake calls and texts made without your permission, and the FCC is tasked with strengthening and uploading the TCPA rules and regulations.

Add your number to the Do-Not-Call list

While the DNC list does not prevent all robocalls, it is a precious resource for removing any number from the call lists of firms that do not want to violate the law. Sources of robocalls that you do business with, such as student loan or bank services, and sources of scam call that generally have no regard for the law, will still get through. Add your number here. You can also add your number on Callmsg. This website help you Report Spam Calls publicly.

Do not answer numbers on your cell phone

Earlier said than done, this will help reject robocalls. But vital calls can come from unknown numbers and most landline phones do not have call-blocking specs. Additional, listening to voicemails left by fake callers can be just as irritating, and costly, so use this technique as a last resort.

Do not engage with the caller

Most autodialed robcalls contain a prompt to press a key or provide a voice command. Do not! Press a key, even if the recording says it is to get rid of your number from the list, tells the caller that your number is active and that you will likely respond future calls. On the other hand, the voice commands can be saved and used against by the person to represent okay to buy services or products.

Install call-blocking apps

Many call-blocking apps, like NoMoRobo and YouMail, offers a free or affordable service to mobile smartphone users that filter out known scam robocalls and permit users to stop specific numbers and Report unknown Callers Harassing Phone Calls.  But typically these applications do not help landline users.

What about spam texts?

“Robotexts” can also be risky.

Do not click on any links from an unknown texter, as scammers can load virus on your phone or take you to fake site and ask you to enter personal detail.

Also, bear in mind that while many legal firms have the option for you to reply “stop” to prevent receiving texts, responding to a scammer just confirms that they have reached a real person. Instead, block the phone number.

Many of the applications you can download to stop robocalls also help block robotexts. You can also filter and stop messages right on your phone. Google and Apple have guides for how to do this on an Android and iPhone.