How To Avoid Telemarketers And Stop Nuisance Calls

September 29, 2017 Posted by communicator

Telemarketers can be the worst, they call at inconvenient times, they only want your money, and sometimes they don’t leave you alone! Find out how you can use reverse phone lookups to help cut down on the amount of nuisance calls your receive, and what else you can do to cut down on these calls.

Add Your Number To The Do Not Call Registry

We’re talking about the official Do Not Call Registry, not the one some scammer calling tried to get you to sign up and pay for! The FTC has maintained a Do Not Call Registry for some time now and if your number is in it telemarketers will have to pay a big fine for calling you.

The Do Not Call Registry is completely free and doesn’t cost you anything to add your number to it. Though it’s not a perfect solution the FTC does make these unscrupulous businesses pay when they get caught.

It’s quick and easy to add your phone number, so if you haven’t already done so what are you waiting for?!

Use Reverse Phone Lookups

We say it a lot here at Css-Al but don’t give these callers the time of day and use reverse phone lookups to choose which calls you will take and which ones you will avoid.

Make sure you download an app that allows you to run reverse phone lookups on the numbers you don’t know before answering a call or returning a missed one. A lot of these apps even have automatic spam call blocking features that you can turn on.

Spam call blocking features will cut down on the amount of nuisance calls you receive. They use technology to show them which numbers make frequent calls that go unanswered. They use this to build a list of blocked phone numbers.

Don’t Interact With The Caller

The best way to avoid unwanted calls and phone scams is to simply not interact with the caller. Don’t answer the call and let it go to voicemail, or simply hang up when the automated message or caller goes into their sales spiel. This may seem rude, but it will save both you and the caller’s time and after awhile they’ll stop trying to contact you so often.