9 Ways to Stop Unwanted Robocalls

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By Amanda Morgan

We all get them, those unwanted calls from unfamiliar number that come at the most inconvenient times. Usually it’s a machine trying to sell something like a new credit card or an advertisement to vote for a certain political candidate. Sometimes they can be useful when they are used to remind a person of an upcoming doctor’s appointment, but on the whole they tend to be unnecessary and bothersome. These machine calls, often referred to as robocalls, can cause a person’s phone to ring every second of the day. Read this article to find out nine ways to stop these robocalls once and for all and only get the calls you really want.

1) Do Not Call List

The first step people should take when trying to limit the amount of robocalling they get is to be put on the National No Call Registry. Both home and mobile phones can be registered online on the official Do Not Call website. The Do Not Call Registry is monitored by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The registration does not need to be renewed and it never expires. The National No Call List will prevent cold-calling and advertisement from legitimate companies. Unfortunately, this does not work for all companies and it is still possible to receive robocalls even while being on the No Call list. Political organization, charities, and surveys are still allowed to call a person even when on this list. Also if a person directly gave their number to a company or organization, the company is allowed to continue calling.

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