How to Block Spammy Scammy Telemarketing Calls

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

Some good tips to help cut down all those robocalls:

 

Original content by Robert Siciliano

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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James Dray
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Morning Gabe.

I'm getting ready to catch a flight soon so I'll bookmark this and read it a little later. Goodness knows I've been getting my share of spam phone calls lately

Feb 05, 2019 12:55 AM #1
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Nina Hollander
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Thanks for this reblog, Gabe... I missed the original posting and I try and catch all of Robert's post. I use the HIYA app he recommends and it works quite well.

Feb 05, 2019 03:44 AM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Excellent choice and advice...one more time with credit card and time share...urgh !

Feb 05, 2019 04:27 AM #3
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope others will read it too and learn 

Feb 05, 2019 05:15 AM #4
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Joan Cox
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Gabe, great choice for a reblog, and have installed HIYA, but interfered with other things, so I removed it.

Feb 05, 2019 07:30 AM #5
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Hannah Williams
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Gabe Sanders  thanks for the re-blog I missed this valuable post

Feb 05, 2019 08:20 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharng this excellent reblog selection.

Feb 05, 2019 09:35 AM #7
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Will Hamm
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Hello Gabe Sanders, thanks for all the suggestions, way to many calls yet.

 

Feb 05, 2019 09:50 AM #8
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Gabe - maybe this app is worth trying.  Sounds like it does a lot.

Feb 05, 2019 10:44 AM #9
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George Souto
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Gabe thank you for re-blogging this post.  This is information I can use.

Feb 05, 2019 03:42 PM #10
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Robert's tips are always very insighful and useful.  I'll head over to his blog too.

Feb 05, 2019 05:52 PM #11
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Gabe, did I tell  you that you are becoming the KING of Re-blogs, Endre

Feb 05, 2019 11:35 PM #12
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Sharon Tara
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Great reblog choice. 

I'm so tired of these annoying calls!

Feb 06, 2019 08:20 AM #13
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Robert Siciliano - I get more spam on my home phone so I got a Call Blocker. It has a big red stop sign button and it feels so good to hit it.  The call stops immediately and is blocked for good. 

Feb 07, 2019 03:24 PM #14
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Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Mar 03, 2019 07:54 AM #15
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Thanks for your comments. It’s always good to hear from you.

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