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What to Do If You’re Getting Unwanted Phone Calls

What to Do If You’re Getting Unwanted Phone Calls
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Receiving a call from an unknown number is not typically something to get very worried about. Perhaps you are expecting a call back from a job interview that you have had. Maybe you’re being called with some important information about your bank account or health, or perhaps somebody is trying to sell you something that they think you might be interested in. However, if you are getting calls from a number you do not recognize, and it seems more spammy and annoying than informational or important, this can quickly become frustrating and even scary. Here’s what you can do if you believe you are getting unwanted phone calls from an unknown number. 

Block the Number:

Suppose the caller ID is visible when you get the calls, but it does not appear in your contacts. In that case, you can prevent the number from calling your phone again by simply using the block feature, which should appear when you click on the number in your call log to find additional information on it. If you have an iPhone, you can also go into your phone settings and choose an option to silence unknown callers, which then sets your phone to automatically reject any calls from numbers that are not saved in your contacts. Don’t worry – you will still be notified that somebody tried to call you, and the caller will still be able to leave a voice message, so if you are expecting an important call, you won’t miss it completely. 

Get Further Information:

Who is calling you? If you suspect that somebody is trying to harass you or cause trouble, you can get more information on the owner of the unknown number that is calling you using Nuwber. As long as the caller ID is not withheld and you can see the number that the caller is using to get in touch with you, you can easily search for it at this site to get more information on the name and other contact details of who the number is registered to. It could simply be a friend calling to let you know that they have got a new phone and a new number, or it might be somebody trying to harass you – in which case getting their information can help you take legal action. 

Contact the Police:

If you are dealing with a situation where you are getting unwanted phone calls a lot, and there are enough of them happening to constitute harassment, get in touch with the police who can help. Whether or not you have been able to determine who is calling you and where the calls are coming from, the police can track the caller and inform them not to try calling you again. The police can give a restraining order to any individuals who refuse to cease calling you or continue harassing you when they have been instructed to stop. If you believe that you are getting unwanted calls from somebody who is trying to scam you out of money, then contact the police, who can find out more about where the scam is coming from and investigate who is behind it. The police have access to more sophisticated tracking systems and tools that they can use to determine who is behind the calls and get them to shut down. 

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