Best Methods to Stop Spam Calls?


I recently upgraded to the LG V20 (Sprint), and got a new number as well. A day or so later, I began getting spam calls for some reason. I have never given the new phone number out. 

The spam calls are coming from different numbers, from different states. One from Minnesota, one from Washington, and one from Florida.

Perhaps Sprint is selling phone numbers or apps are forwarding my number to spammers?

My question is; What is the best methods, apps, technologies to stop spam?

Conversation 11 comments

  • 5501

    Premium Member
    16 February, 2017 - 11:18 am

    <p>Don’t know if this will help, but recently our household switched to Comcast Xfinity, and we signed up with Nomorobo (they partnered).&nbsp; It does a pretty decent job of stopping nuisance calls — it will ring once, and if it’s on the known list, it just hangs up.</p>

    • lwetzel

      Premium Member
      17 February, 2017 - 11:14 am

      <blockquote><a href="#42717"><em>In reply to ErichK:</em></a></blockquote><p>I tried Nomorobo and at first I thought it was great.&nbsp; Then I didn't get a call from my doctors office about an appointment change.&nbsp; Turns out that is done automatically and was blocked as a robo call.&nbsp; So I canned Nomorobo. Use TrueCaller on my cell and Frontier has a blocking thing that I can add numbers to for my house phone.&nbsp; The Do Not Call registry I've been on for years and I still get calls.&nbsp; They ignore them.</p>

      • ErichK

        Premium Member
        17 February, 2017 - 9:14 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#43054"><em>In reply to lwetzel:</em></a></blockquote><p>Will have to keep that in mind. As far as I know we haven't missed any important calls, but it's good to be aware of other options.</p>

  • 2

    Premium Member
    16 February, 2017 - 11:22 am

    <p>So I just went through this on our land line. First step is to get on the Do Not Call registry, which actually works.&nbsp;</p&gt;

    • 5477

      16 February, 2017 - 12:16 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#42720">In reply to </a><a href="../../../../users/paul-thurrott">Paul Thurrott</a><a href="#42720">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>Thanks Paul. I have tried with my landline, and spam calls still come through. Also, I signed up for Nomorobo, and it is considerably more effective. However, spam calls still come through, but Nomorobo, stops the spam calls after one ring.&nbsp;</p>

    • lordbaal1

      16 February, 2017 - 5:50 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#42720">In reply to Paul Thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>do not call list does not work.</p>

  • TechnologyTemperance

    16 February, 2017 - 1:19 pm

    <p>I use the "Mr. Number' app on my cell phone.&nbsp; It will throw a warning on suspected calls and also allow you to block them (cuts them off after one ring).&nbsp; Has really helped me.</p>

  • Tim

    Premium Member
    16 February, 2017 - 1:24 pm

    <p>I'm a fan of "I don't answer any number that's not in my address book" method. </p><p><br></p><p>You can almost always reach me. Kinda. Not really.</p>

  • RWilson

    16 February, 2017 - 4:23 pm

    <p>Don't see any mentions of this yet but I've been very happy with the TrueCaller app. Since my cell is my only phone this works well for me by identifying known 'spam' callers during the incoming ring or allowing me to block repeating nuisance calls.</p>

  • lordbaal1

    16 February, 2017 - 5:55 pm

    <p><a href="; target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="; target="_blank"></a></p><p><br></p><p>What I sometime do, is find a porn site, put the volume all the way up, and the phone right in front of the speaker.</p><p>Or go to youtube and search for police sirens, gun fire, ambulance sirens, and play them all together.</p>

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