How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls


Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown callers.

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Are you sick and tired of the robocalls and spam calls you get on your landline or mobile phone? Beyond registering your phone number with the FTC’s Do Not Call Registry (which doesn’t stop scammers and disreputable telemarketers from calling you), you can take other actions.

Apple iPhones and Android phones come with built-in features for blocking specific phone numbers, and mobile carriers offer their own blocking tools as well. Several third-party apps—such as Nomorobo, Hiya Caller ID and Block, RoboKiller, and Truecaller—strive to block telemarketing calls. Let’s check them out.

(Editor’s Note: This story was updated on April 2, 2019.)



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