September 7, 2020

Spam call blocker apps: What you can do about pesky robocalls

Spam call blocker apps: What you can do about pesky robocalls

Are you desperately searching for a solution to stop the endless flood of spam calls on your smartphone? If so, you’re not alone: The average American receives 20 spam calls each month!

Even with government regulations and efforts from cell phone providers, spam call blocker apps are still the most effective solution to fight aggravating spam calls. They’re also trusted as the #1 spam call remedy by millions of Americans nationwide.

In this post, we’ll cover:

  1. Why the spam call problem is growing
  2. Why a spam call blocker app is the best solution to stop spam calls
  3. How you can install a spam blocker app on your smartphone

The spam call problem is growing at an alarming rate in the United States

If it seems like you’re getting more spam calls these days, you’re not wrong. In 2019, Americans received 61.4 billion spam calls — a 28% increase from 2018. And don’t expect the problem to slow down. The number of spam calls is projected to continue growing.

There are a few reasons why this is happening, but two big ones stand out. The first is that spam callers keep making money. The FTC says that U.S. consumers reported losing more than $1.9 billion to fraud in 2019. That’s only what was reported! The second reason is that neighbor spoofing — the ability for spammers to make their Caller ID appear to be local — makes it more likely that a victim will answer their call.

People are getting tired of receiving spam calls

One thing we can all agree on: Spam calls drive us crazy. And there’s a good chance that any one of us has received 20 or more of them in the last 30 days. For some, especially businesses, that number is closer to 60.

What’s worse is that we've all become accustomed to receiving disturbing, threatening, and just plain maddening robocalls as part of our daily routine.

Listen to an IRS spam call

As a result of all of these unwanted calls, some of you may wish you could ditch your phone plan for good. Or, maybe throw your phone out the window. Each year, the average smartphone owner in the United States receives over 300 spam calls, wastes 150 hours dealing with spam calls, and loses an average of $750 to phone scams.

As if getting ONE spam call wasn’t annoying enough!

Man, spam phone calls are really in overdrive. Anyone else getting 3-5 a day? - Jon Rettinger (@Jon4Lakers) August 26, 2018
I'm so narcissistic that I always answer those robocalls from phone numbers close to mine just in case it's me on the other line!!! - Megan Amram (@meganamram) August 22, 2018
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95% of spam call blocking solutions are ineffective

Despite the best efforts of agencies like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), spam calls have yet to be stopped or really slowed down. Why? Most spam calls originate from outside of the United States, they’re illegal, and they’re not policed by the FTC.

So, what can a frustrated someone do to stop the influx of spam?

For most people, the first line of defense is registering for The Do Not Call List, officially known as the National Do Not Call Registry. It allows consumers to opt out of some types of unsolicited telemarketing calls — which can be helpful. It can also get their hopes up, because the Do Not Call List cannot completely solve the spam problem. Not even close.

According to the FTC, the Do Not Call Registry prohibits telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell or landline phone numbers without prior written consent. Registering on the Do Not Call List is likely to prevent law-abiding telemarketers from robocalling your phone. Repeat: Law-abiding. It’s much less likely to prevent illegal spammers from targeting your phone. If phone spammers are already breaking the law, do you think they’d abide by the Do Not Call List? Unlikely.

Then there’s the federal TCPA Regulations that were created in 2019. It helps consumers challenge, and in turn reduce, abusive phone solicitation methods. It applies to telemarketing, text messages and pre-recorded calls. And it requires that telemarketers have "prior express consent" before contacting the consumer.

One of the main targets of the TCPA is robocalls. Robocalls are auto-dialed from a computer, they deliver a prerecorded message, and they’re designed to invite interaction from the recipient — either through voice or keypad input or through transfer to an agent or representative.

Because of the TCPA regulations, telemarketers and debt collectors are also prohibited from calling consumers before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m, and the telemarketer must provide their name, the name of the business they represent, and a telephone number or address.

Spoofing puts these spam blocking solutions to shame

What is Caller ID spoofing? Spammers use Caller ID spoofing to trick the person on the other end of a phone call, so that they believe that it is a phone call that they actually want to answer.

With Caller ID spoofing, spammers falsify the information displayed on a Caller ID to disguise their identity and get consumers to answer the phone. They may even use a number that looks like it’s from a local area code, which is known as Neighbor Spoofing. Neighbor spoofing can make calls appear to be from a local business, doctor’s office, or someone the consumer knows. Spoofing can be nearly impossible to track, because most calls are placed from international locations. Millions of calls in a matter of minutes. And if a consumer tries to call back the phone number that called them, it will most likely be a disconnected number.

Spoofed calls easily outwit the Do Not Call List and the TCPA regulations.

Why spam call blocking apps block spam calls better

Spam call blocker apps are the most effective solution to stop your spam call problem. Permanently. That’s because spam call blocker apps utilize the advanced technology required to immediately stop spam calls from ever ringing to your smartphone.

The Federal Trade Commission recommends spam call blocker apps because they:

  • Pre-screen your calls before the phone rings
  • Block certain types of calls, including calls that others have flagged as fraudulent or unwanted calls
  • Block anonymous calls that show up as “No Caller ID” or Blocked”
  • Use reverse lookup to detect fake caller ID information from call spoofing
  • Providesthe instant relief to the flood of unwanted spam calls that you have been looking for

We recommend Robokiller as the ultimate spam-blocking solution, because other well-known solutions are inferior. They weren’t explicitly designed to stop the 5 billion illegal spam calls that are made to the United States each month.

Here’s a short explanation of why the three alternative spam call remedies are ineffective.

❌ Method 1: Manually blocking phone numbers on iPhone/Android

...won’t stop neighbor spoofing, or the practice of hiding your caller ID, which makes it look like a call is coming from a phone number in your area.

❌ Method 2: Registering on the Do Not Call List

...will only stop legitimate companies from calling you, not seedy phone scammers who already know they are breaking the law.

❌ Method 3: Reporting phone calls to the FTC

...won’t identify the caller, because their caller ID is likely spoofed. Further, it won’t prevent the spammer from calling you again.

Robokiller blocks spam calls better

Americans can rely on Robokiller to stop the spam for good. Robokiller uses FTC-award-winning, machine-learning and audio algorithms to go beyond the Caller ID and beyond the Do Not Call List. With Robokiller, you know who is calling you, and you know whether it’s a legitimate phone call. You know you are safe from the ongoing onslaught of spam calls.

With Robokiller, the most common improvements we see for our users are:

  • A 99% reduction in spam calls in the first 30 days
  • An average annual loss prevention of $750 to phone fraud
  • 100 minutes of spammers’ time wasted per year by Answer Bots™
  • The feeling of finally being able to feel as though you can trust the incoming phone calls from phone numbers that look like they are in your area code

Imagine hearing your phone ring, and knowing that the call is coming from someone who actually wants to speak with you.

Imagine getting the last laugh on “Rachel from Cardholder Services,” and other spam callers who have tried to steal your time, money, or personal identity.

Robokiller is the spam call blocker app that takes a unique approach to stop spam calls. Our patented algorithm recognizes when a call is spam (even if it appears to be from a legitimate phone number). Spam-fighting Answer Bots™ answer these calls; wasting spammers’ time while Robokiller detects voice patterns in the background. The result? Sweet robocall revenge.

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How to download Robokiller, the #1 spam call blocker app, on your smartphone

Installing Robokiller on your Apple or Android smartphone is a quick and painless process. To download Robokiller on your phone, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download Robokiller on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Open the Robokiller app
  3. Select the “Continue” button
  4. Enter your mobile phone number to begin activation
  5. Select a subscription plan
  6. Select a spam-fighting Answer Bot
  7. Start getting robocall revenge!

Treat yourself to some sweet robocall revenge

You deserve a smartphone without spam calls. Spam callers deserve some serious karma. Robokiller delivers both.

Don’t wait! Download Robokiller on iOS or Android to stop spam calls today.

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