I used to get ALL the scam calls. Constantly. Every day. All hours. I’m on the stupid “do not call” registries and lists and/or whatever they are. They don’t work. At least not for me. So I had to do something. What I did is find an app for my cell phone (my main line) that’ll allow me to send all callers not on my contacts list directly to voice mail. Here’s the message they hear…
If it’s actually important to get through to me – you’ll simply leave me a voice mail and I’ll call you back – and add you to my contacts list. Now, next time you call, my phone will ring. Scammers have never left me a voice mail because they know I’m not going to call them back. And if they DO leave me a voice mail, I’ll just block their ability to leave me further voice mails. Easily.
So this has completely, 100% stopped the scam calls in their tracks. My phone never rings unless it’s from somebody I want or need to hear from. And I know they occasionally still try (probably a first timer) because when I’m logged into Google Voice on my computer, my computer “rings” – because I don’t have that block feature on my computer. Two things about that:
- It doesn’t bother me because my volume is always on low
- I don’t get many scam calls anymore because the scammers now know better
The app I use is called Blacklist Plus, it’s free and it’s available for Android. I have to imagine that by now all serious service providers have an offering to block all callers not in your contacts. If not, than perhaps it’s time to switch to an Android phone. You can get a pretty amazing Android phone with all the top features for half the price of an iPhone. Check out the best deal at this moment by clicking here.
Feel free to use the video above to record your own pleasant greeting to morons you don’t want to hear from…