You’re the type of person who spends a few minutes every morning reading the latest articles on productivity tips and searches for the best apps and tools to stay organized. You’re aware that your time is important and every minute counts, but no matter how hard you try to stay 100 percent focused there always seems to be a distraction ringing your phone. Think annoying unwanted callers like robocallers, telemarketers, and unfortunately spam callers. And if your phone is your business it’s impossible to be away from your phone and difficult to weed out unwanted callers from potential clients.
Get rid of this major distraction and productivity killer with YouMail’s helpful tips to stop unwanted callers:
Tip 1: Don’t Answer the Phone
For your personal phone don’t answer calls from numbers you don’t recognize because it’s likely a call from a telemarketer or spammer. If it is an important caller ringing your phone they’ll leave you a message. Not answering your phone for your business line gets tricky because the caller could be a potential client. This leads up to tip #2.
Tip 2: Hang Up
If you answer the phone and hear a click and a recorded message you’ve just been duped by a robocaller. The best thing to do is hang up immediately. Don’t talk back, press any buttons, or stay on the line; just hang up. Engaging with the call will set you up for more calls in the future.
Tip 3: Use YouMail’s Spam Prevention
Blacklist callers from contacting you. If you already have the YouMail app your Spam Prevention is already working, if not get started with YouMail here. After getting YouMail, there is no extra setup required. YouMail’s Spam Prevention works with a unique algorithm that identifies robocallers. If a known robocaller calls you, YouMail will block them and they won’t be able to leave you a voicemail.
Bonus Tip: For added security, play callers from a Blocked or Unknown caller ID a “do not allow blocked callers” voicemail greeting that automatically hangs up before the caller can leave you a voicemail. Set up this feature here.
Tip 4: Help the YouMail Community
YouMail’s system can identify a lot of spam callers but not all. This is where you come in. When you get a call from a spammer that has not been blocked by YouMail follow this link, type in their number and report the number as spam. Work with the entire YouMail community to identify these spam callers so everyone can benefit.