If you are ‘sick to the back teeth’ with unsolicited robocalls, you might want to consider some of these actions to block them.
Are you fed up with nuisance calls to your cell phone? Do you wish you had some means of blocking robocalls?
Then you have come to the right place. In the following article, we’ll cover some basic things you can do to stop robocallers in their tracks.
How can I stop robocalls to my cell phone?
Did you know that over 50% of all phone calls are robocalls? According to USA Today, in 2018, robocalls totaled around 26.3 billion calls for the entire year.
You probably won’t be surprised to find out that it’s only likely to get worse as time goes by.
Chances are with that kind of volume of robocalls, you’ve been a ‘victim’ of them at some point over the last few years. These unsolicited auto-dialed spam calls are incredibly annoying and even at the best of times, have caught each of us out from time to time.
The tactics vary and range from helping you reclaim Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), to getting compensation for a “recent accident”. Some can also threaten you claiming they are calling on behalf of the IRS or pretending to be from tech support.
They are, frankly annoying, and can border on harassment at the time. But, of course, phone scams are an illegal practice.
Sadly, there are very little official bodies, like the Federal Communications Commission in the USA, can do about it. That’s not to say they haven’t caught and prosecuted robocaller companies in the past. For example, the FCC fined robocallers over $200 million in recent years. Of that, however, they were only able to collect just over $6,500 of it.
The plague of robocalls is a little less of an issue in Europe and the United Kingdom. However, they can still be a nuisance for European citizens.
Most authorities on the subject will tell you that the best way to avoid these calls is to simply ignore them. But, there are some more proactive means of stopping robocallers from bothering you.