NOV 29, 2018 2:58 PM PST

How do I stop spam calls?

It's not just you: spam calls are getting worse every year. In 2017 the monthly average of complaints about robocalls in the US reached 375,000. In the last year, over 4.5 million complaints were made about robocalls and 2 million more about live telemarketers. Are you being targeted? Here's what you can do to fight back against spam calls: 

1. Use a call-blocking app. Hiya and Truecaller are two free call-blocking apps you can download that will help keep you spam-free. Nomorobo and RoboKiller are two others you can subscribe to. 

2. Make sure your number is on the National Do Not Call Registry. 

3. See if your phone provider can help you out. Some providers offer services to help identify spam phone calls. 

What should you do if a spam phone call gets through to you? Watch the video to find out!

About the Author
  • Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
You May Also Like
MAR 19, 2020
Earth & The Environment
MAR 19, 2020
What's the Ocean's Oxygen Budget?
Have you heard the statement, “every other breath you take comes from the ocean?” Oxygen-producing phytoplan ...
APR 11, 2020
Clinical & Molecular DX
APR 11, 2020
Predecessors Of Periodontitis
Gingivitis is a mild periodontal disease that causes inflammation, irritation, redness, and swelling of the gingiva. Thi ...
APR 14, 2020
Plants & Animals
APR 14, 2020
Why Are Bats So Resistant to Viruses?
Bats are some of the most infamous carriers of zoonotic viruses, which are viruses capable of spreading between both ani ...
APR 20, 2020
Plants & Animals
APR 20, 2020
How Sand Cats Survive in the Harsh Desert Environment
The sand cat is a type of feline that spends nearly all its life in the desert. While they may not look that much differ ...
APR 26, 2020
Space & Astronomy
APR 26, 2020
Can Planets Be Larger Than Their Host Stars?
When you look at the confines of our solar system and notice just how large the Sun is when compared to Jupiter, the lar ...
APR 26, 2020
Plants & Animals
APR 26, 2020
These Macaques Slap Their Food Scavenging Competition
One thing that lion-tailed macaques and Malabar giant squirrels have in common is a passionate love for the taste of jac ...
Loading Comments...