How to Block Spammy Scammy Telemarketing Calls

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Services for Real Estate Pros with IDTheftSecurity.com Inc

Are you getting a lot of scammy, spammy telemarketing calls? If you are, you know how annoying they can here. Fortunately, there are some apps out there that can help. Here are a few worth looking into:

CallApp

You can use CallApp to lookup numbers, and then decide if you want to answer it or not. It collects data from users, and then gives you this information when a call comes in. You can get CallApp Crawler for Android phones.

Call Control

This app offers reverse look up, call blocking, and it can even blacklist any unwanted texts, too. It is very easy to use, and it relies on the community to collect spam numbers and submit them to the company. You can get Call Control on iOS and Android phones.

Calls Blacklist

You can use Calls Blacklist to block calls, but there are also other features like scheduling ability or filtering by number prefix. This means you can block numbers that start with a certain combination of numbers, i.e. 803. This app is only available for those with Android phones.

Hiya

Hiya used to be just a reverse look up method, but now it also blocks calls and offers caller ID. This app has access to more than three billion records, but like TrueCaller, your number also goes onto that list. You can get Hiya for both iPhone and Android phones.

Norton Mobile Security

Norton Mobile Security is not necessarily a call blocking app. Instead, it’s a security app that has call blocking as one of its features. This app is perfect for anyone who wants a full security suite on their mobile phone. You can get this app for both iOS and Android.

Safest Call Blocker 

Though Safest Call Blocker is simple, it is quite effective at blocking any unwanted numbers coming from robots or telemarketers. Currently, this app is only available for those who use an Android phone.

Should I Answer?

This app blocks calls, looks up numbers, and then categorizes them for easy filtering. It tracks about 500,000 numbers and is available for both iPhone and Android.

TrueCaller

TrueCaller is a popular app, and it holds more than two billion phone numbers. This makes it great at identifying a spammy number. The one caveat of TrueCaller is that it adds your number to the list of numbers it tracks. You can get it for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and even BlackBerry.

Robert Siciliano personal security and identity theft expert and speaker is the author of Identity Theft Privacy: Security Protection and Fraud Prevention: Your Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft and Computer Fraud. See him knock’em dead in this Security Awareness Training video.

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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing the information. I will bookmark this post

Jan 24, 2019 07:21 AM #1
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks for the list, Robert.  I need to check these out.

Jan 24, 2019 08:02 AM #2
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Good afternoon Robert - thank you for these services.  I have bookmarked this post.

Jan 24, 2019 11:26 AM #3
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Lots of great choices to block spam calls....Thank you Robert Siciliano .

Jan 24, 2019 11:47 AM #4
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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These are some great apps to add to my toolbox for fighting spam. There is nothing more annoying than to get a call from one of these spammy telemarketing companies.

Jan 24, 2019 01:55 PM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Robert- I use Hiya and they do let me know when some calls that I receive are spam but I'm checking out the other links !!! Thank you. 

Jan 26, 2019 03:34 PM #6
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Jan 26, 2019 07:22 PM #7
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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This gets a bookmark and an assignment for David....so annoying to have such interruptions.

Jan 27, 2019 05:25 AM #8
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I too am bookmarking this one for Bernie, he's the tech side of our team. Thanks so much for this Robert.  D 

Jan 27, 2019 06:57 AM #9
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Hi Robert Siciliano, thank you so much for sharing all these great apps, I've bookmarked it so I could explore them. 

Jan 27, 2019 11:38 AM #10
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good afternoon Robert Siciliano ,

What a great list of apps! I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week. I'm bookmarking!

Jan 27, 2019 01:46 PM #11
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Robert, thanks for the links and I will be checking them out.

Jan 27, 2019 05:57 PM #12
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Joyce Marsh
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Thanks to Kathy Streib for including your post in her weekly lineup. I will be checking these out too.  

Jan 28, 2019 08:28 AM #13
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Hi and thank you Robert Siciliano for this timely blog and great information. This is something, spamming and unwanted marketing calls that affects us all and is certainly frustrating and time consuming for all of us. These apps to help out spam calls are worthwhile. 

Jan 28, 2019 09:47 AM #14
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Marte Cliff
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Darn - I don't see a solution for land line phones.

Jan 29, 2019 03:36 PM #15
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Thanks, Robert.

There are some good tools to add to the tool box. Any thoughts on NoMoRoBo?

Jeff

Jan 29, 2019 08:39 PM #16
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
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Dear Robert,

This is all good and well, but I see this as businesses around an issue that should not exist. I would love some legislation that would make these calls illegal.

Feb 04, 2019 10:02 PM #17
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Interesting bunch of apps... so which one or ones do you use?

 

Feb 05, 2019 05:58 PM #18
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