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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
...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.
...will only stop legitimate companies from calling you, not seedy phone scammers who already know they are breaking the law.
...won’t identify the caller, because their caller ID is likely spoofed. Further, it won’t prevent the spammer from calling you again.
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:
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.
Installing Robokiller on your Apple or Android smartphone is a quick and painless process. To download Robokiller on your phone, follow these simple steps:
You deserve a smartphone without spam calls. Spam callers deserve some serious karma. Robokiller delivers both.