According to YouMail’s Robocall Index, 4.2 billion robocalls were made in September of 2022. That’s nearly 140 million per day and almost 6 million an hour. FCC.gov asserts that “unwanted calls – including illegal and spoofed robocalls – are the FCC’s top consumer complaint and our top consumer protection priority. These include complaints from consumers whose numbers are being spoofed or whose calls are being mistakenly blocked or labeled as a possible scam call by a robocall blocking app or service.” With that said it’s important to both identify and report scam calls and text. In doing so, you’ll be joining the fight to shut down spammers, which will result in fewer robocalls, more privacy, and a significantly reduced risk of identity fraud for you and your family in the long run.
In this article, we cover:
- The details behind scam calls and texts
- Why you should quickly identify scammers
- How to identify and report scam calls and texts
The details behind scam calls and texts
There is no doubt that scam calls and texts are rampant. FCC.gov notes that “unwanted calls – including illegal and spoofed robocalls – are the FCC’s top consumer complaint and our top consumer protection priority. These include complaints from consumers whose numbers are being spoofed or whose calls are being mistakenly blocked or labeled as a possible scam call by a robocall blocking app or service.” With that said, it’s important to protect you and your family from identity theft. Fortunately, YouMail offers call blocking and spam text filtering technology that maximizes your privacy and protects you from spam calls and scammers trying to steal your private information.
Why you should quickly identify scammers
It’s important to quickly identify scammers to enhance your privacy and security. Without call screening and blocking technology, you’re putting yourself at risk for fraud. When you add call screening with YouMail, you will immediately protect your personal information and identity from bad actors. You’ll instantly know which callers are legitimate and which are not through our audio captcha feature. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to start protecting yourself from spammers today. In addition when you download the YouMail mobile app and people begin to call, your phone automatically detects unwanted calls, prevents the phone from ringing and plays an “out of service” message. The call is then disconnected. YouMail instantly alerts you with an explanation of why the call was blocked, such as “An IRS scam was blocked.”
How to identify and report scam calls and texts
Identifying and reporting scam calls and texts is easy. With YouMail’s call screening feature, unknown and illegitimate callers are unable to reach your phone. This protects you from fraudulent activity and helps to keep both you and your family safe. Knowing that YouMail has you protected allows you to go about your day and get back to doing the things you love. If you’ve been contacted by a robocaller, you can report them on YouMail’s Robocall Index. From there, YouMail contacts the authorities, which helps shut down spammers for good.
To identify and report scam calls and texts, download YouMail today.
More on reporting text and scam calls:
- Robocall Spam of the Week: Kaiser Permanente Survey
- The Importance of Call Blocking for Senior Citizens: How to Protect Against Scammers and Nuisance Calls
- Securing Your Kids’ First Phone: A Parent’s Guide to Blocking Bad Websites, Protecting Against Scams, and Teaching Your Kids About Online Safety
- Say Goodbye to Robocalls: 5 Simple and Effective Ways to Block Unwanted Calls on Your Family’s Mobile Phones