Automatically Send Unknown Callers to Trash

Spam calls are a major nuisance, and they can be even more annoying when they come from unknown numbers. If you’re tired of being interrupted by these unwanted calls, you can automatically send them to voicemail or trash.

Here’s how to do it on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Phone.
  3. Under Silence Unknown Callers, toggle on the switch.

This will send all calls from unknown numbers directly to voicemail. You can still listen to these voicemails if you want, but they won’t interrupt you with a ringing phone.

If you have an Android phone, you can usually do the same thing by going to your phone’s settings and looking for a setting called “Block Unknown Callers” or something similar.

In addition to automatically sending unknown callers to voicemail, you can also try these other tips to reduce the number of spam calls you receive:

  • Add your phone number to the Do Not Call Registry. This won’t stop all spam calls, but it will help.
  • Use a spam blocking app. There are a number of free and paid spam blocking apps available.
  • Be careful about what information you share online. Scammers can use your personal information to target you with spam calls.

By following these tips, you can reduce the number of spam calls you receive and keep your phone free from unwanted interruptions.

Here are some additional tips for blocking spam calls:

  • If you receive a call from an unknown number, don’t answer it. If it’s important, they’ll leave a voicemail.
  • If you do answer a call from an unknown number, don’t give out any personal information.
  • Be suspicious of any calls that ask you to pay with a gift card or wire transfer.
  • If you think you’ve received a scam call, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

By following these tips, you can help protect yourself from spam calls and keep your personal information safe.

See Scam and Fraud Protection for 2023 for more information and make sure to Sign Up for our Scam Prevention Newsletter.

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