Keep yourself up to date about new types of scams and phishing techniques. Awareness is your first line of defense.
*Don’t Share Personal Information
Avoid giving out personal or financial information over the phone, especially if you didn’t initiate the call.
*Use Call Blocking Apps
Utilize call blocking apps and features provided by your phone carrier to automatically filter out known spam numbers.
*Be Wary of Caller ID Spoofing
Scammers often use techniques to display fake caller ID’s. Don’t solely rely on caller ID information to determine a call’s legitimacy.
If you receive unwanted calls even after registering and opting out, report the violations to the FTC. This helps authorizations take action against violators.
If you receive a call from an unknown number, let it go to voicemail. Legitimate callers will leave a message.