Spam Calls Exposed: A Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Spam Robocalls
Spam calls are a pervasive problem that affect individuals and businesses around the world. These calls are generally defined as unsolicited, unwanted, or illegal calls that are made for a variety of reasons, including telemarketing, scamming, phishing, and more. Spam calls are a pervasive problem that affect individuals and businesses around the world. These calls are generally defined as unsolicited, unwanted, or illegal calls that are made for a variety of reasons, including telemarketing, scamming, phishing, and more.
YouMail has taken the initiative to capture audio of the most prevalent robocall spamm calls currently circulating. By offering consumers the opportunity to hear these scams in action, YouMail is working to increase public understanding of the various tactics employed by spammers.
This page showcases the top robocall spams, as recorded by YouMail. Follow the links for in-depth explanations of how each spam operates and what steps consumers can take to protect themselves. Whether you’re looking to stay updated on the latest threats or simply want to expand your knowledge of robocall spams, this page is an essential resource.
Spam of the Week
MediCredit Debt Collection
The MediCredit Medical Debt Collection call is a spam robocall that has been sent to millions of consumers. The robocall prompts users to call a number to discuss their recent medical debt from a partnering hospital.
Top Robocall Spam Calls Audio Captured by YouMail Inc:
Kaiser Permanente Survey Spam
Actual audio of a Kaiser Permanente Survey Call. The robocall prompts users to press a number that will connect them with a specialist to take a short health survey.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Spam
Actual audio of a Liberty Mutual Insurance Spam Call. The Liberty Mutual Insurance call is a spam robocall that has been sent to millions of consumers.
Spectrum Cable Survey Spam
The Spectrum Cable Customer Feedback call is a spam robocall that has been sent to millions of consumers. The robocall informs users that Spectrum would like to conduct a customer feedback survey.
Lexington Law Credit Repair
The Lexington Law Credit Repair spam is set up to help people repair bad credit. Ultimately, the robocall prompts users to call a number that will connect them with a specialist to fix their credit, which can put your private information at risk.
Citibank Payment Reminder
Actual audio of a Citibank Payment reminder Spam Call. The most called locations for this spam call so far have been Ohio, Florida, New York, Georgia, and California.
At&t Payment Reminder
Actual audio of a At&t Payment reminder Spam Call. The most called locations for this spam call so far have been Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia, and California.
GBC Business Group Spam
Actual audio of a GBC Business Group Spam Call. The most called locations for this spam call so far have been Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia, and California.
Synchrony Bank Card Spam Robocall
Actual audio of a Synchrony Bank Card spam. The Synchrony Bank Card spam, which tries to get callers to sign up for the Amazon.com credit card.
Assurance Medicare Benefits Spam Robocall
Actual audio of a Utilities Robocall Scam exploiting the Edison brand. The Assurance telemarketing spam call targets innocent victims by claiming to be a representative of Medicare
Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Spam Call
Actual audio of the Camp Lejeune Lawsuit robocall spam. The Camp Lejeune Lawsuit spam call is fishing out potential users to join the legal lawsuit against Camp Lejeune.
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Common FAQs About Robocall Spam
What are spam calls?
Spam calls are robocalls that are automated, pre-recorded phone calls that are made on a large scale.
Can companies legally make spam calls to consumers?
Yes, companies can make marketing calls or send marketing messages to consumers, but they must comply with regulations related to telemarketing and spam.
How do spam calls work?
Spam calls robocalls that are made using computerized systems that can automatically dial large numbers of phone numbers and play pre-recorded messages.
What is the purpose of spam calls?
The purpose of spam calls can vary, but there are many companies and technologies available to help companies make these calls, and regulations are in place in many countries to limit their impact..
Why are spam calls so prevalent?
In recent years, the volume of spam calls has increased significantly due to the ease of access to automated dialing technologies and the ability of scammers to manipulate caller ID information to make their calls appear legitimate.
How can I tell if a call is a spam call?
Some signs that a call may be a spam call include an automated voice, a pre-recorded message, and a caller ID that is different from the actual number calling.
What regulations do companies need to comply with if they want to make marketing calls or send marketing messages to consumers?
In the United States, companies must comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which requires companies to get prior express written consent before making telemarketing calls or sending text messages.
Are these calls considered spam if the consumer has given permission to receive them?
No, if a consumer gives permission to receive marketing calls or messages, these calls are considered legal and not spam.
Can consumers opt-out of receiving marketing calls or messages from companies, even if they previously gave permission to receive them?
Yes, consumers have the right to opt-out of receiving marketing calls or messages from companies, even if they previously gave permission to receive them.
Can consumers block these calls?
Yes, consumers can block calls using call-blocking apps or services, and companies are required to honor opt-out requests.
What happens if companies violate regulations related to telemarketing and spam?
Companies can face penalties from regulatory bodies, and individuals can also take legal action against companies that violate their rights. In the United States, for example, the FCC has the power to fine companies that violate telemarketing rules.
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