Ring, ring! The film series is back, this time with help to stop unwanted calls to your mobile phone.
Unwanted calls are annoying. They interrupt your day, and many are meant to scam you. But what can you do about these calls? Today’s video gives you some ways to stop unwanted calls on your mobile phone, so take a look.
Another great way to fight unwanted calls is to report them to the FTC. Your reports help us take action against scammers and illegal robocallers — just like we did in Operation Call It Quits in June. Through “Operation Call It Quits,” the FTC and its state and federal partners brought 94 actions against illegal robocallers. That’s a lot of phony calls you won’t be getting now.
Have a traditional landline or a phone that makes calls over the internet (VoIP) at home? We have tips on our unwanted calls page for those phones, too. And as long as you’re stopping your own unwanted calls, take the time to share this with your friends and family. That way they, too, can get fewer unwanted calls.
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Even if you think the number on your caller ID is fake, report it. The FTC analyzes complaint data and trends to identify illegal callers based on calling patterns. Report unwanted calls to www.FTC.gov/Complaint. The only information you must give is your phone number and the date of the call.
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Report unwanted calls to www.FTC.gov/Complaint. The only information you must give is your phone number and the date you got the call.
You can also list the number that called, details about the call, and your name and contact information - if you want to.
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Go to the online app store for your phone’s operating system (iOS, Android, etc.) and look at ratings for different apps.
Look online for expert reviews on call-blocking apps.
Look at the list of call-blocking apps for mobile phones at ctia.org, a website for the U.S. wireless communications industry. The site lists apps specific to Android, BlackBerry, iOS (Apple), or Windows devices.
Get links to company-specific information about blocking calls from the the FCC’s Call Blocking Resources.
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