Scam calls are a big problem, and the situation is getting worse day by day. With over 202 Million spam calls, India sits just below Ukraine at the fourth position when it comes to most spammed countries on the planet. This may sound unbelievable, but it’s true that over 202 million spam and scam calls were made by just one spammer in India this year.
With these many spam calls, Indians have been losing a big chunk of money from their banks. You don’t wanna lose your hard-earned money right? So we are here to save you from these scams. This article is a guide on how you can stop spam calls on your phone.
Just follow these simple hacks/ways and you will be able to dodge most of the scam calls. Here are those hacks/ways-
Block spam calls on Android
With any Android device on/or above Android 5.0 Lollipop, you can block the spam calls, just follow the steps given below-
- Open the dialer app on your phone, and hit the three-dot menu.
- Then go to the settings and hit Caller ID & Spam.
- You will get the option to filter spam calls.
This is a quick and simple way in which you do not have to install any other third-party app.
Block spam calls on iPhone
Apple also provides an option to block spam calls in the native calling app. Just follow the given steps-
- Open the Settings app, and scroll down to find the phone.
- Then, check the Silence unknown callers.
This feature is available for iOS 13 and above, so if you have an older version of iOS installed on your iPhone it is the right time to install it. Also, do you know that now updating your phone regularly is a bad habit and can reduce the life of your phone? Check out the article on our page to know more about bad habits that kill your phone by clicking here.
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Share your phone number carefully
Admit it, we all make the mistake of sharing our personal contact number every time we go to a shopping mall. You must have received many calls during the season sales and festive sales from the malls, and you can stop that by not providing your phone number.
It is not necessary at all to share your contact number at the time of billing unless you want to be spammed by even more malls and call centers than you are already being. You can always deny giving your contact number, if the cashier still asks for it you can just give him a random contact number.
Register your phone number in NDNC
Adding your phone number in the NDNC (National Do Not Call) registry will separate out any spam call that was under the regulations. To do this you just need to send “START 0” to 1909 from your phone number. NDNC is created by TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). The sole purpose for the creation of NDNC is to prevent unwanted Marketing SMS and calls from Telemarketers.
Get the latest series of the mobile number
When getting a new number for yourself don’t just go for an easy and fancy number, because chances are that if the number was used before you got that, then that person might have subscribed to some services. So if you will opt for that phone number then you will get those annoying spam calls on your new fancy phone number. So it is advised that you should always search for the latest series available for your operator in your region and choose a new number.
Use third-party apps
Third-party apps like Truecaller and Hiya are quite popular and are very effective in filtering out scam calls. Truecaller provides you to stop spam calls. To enable spam call filtering in Truecaller just follow these steps-
- Install and open the app.
- Press the three-dot menu on the top right and go to settings.
- From there enable call blocking features.
You can get the premium version of Truecaller in order to get some extra features.
So, here is how you can stop spam calls on your phone. These hacks/ways are not 100% effective, but they will definitely filter out most spam calls.
Read also: Scam calls in India increased by more than double in 2018:
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