If you are here to learn a little about the reasons associated with so many scam calls or if they are a scam or wondering how to stop them or make a report to remedy this situation to the best extent possible, then perfect! You have found the right article.
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- Why Many Spam Calls 2021
- Why Insurance Calls
- Stop Scams
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Why Are There So Many Spam Calls This Year?
RoboKiller Spam and Robocall Blocker is an app to block unwanted calls. In 2021 the scams have increased and many are geared towards vehicle warranty promos, also travel and pandemic type programs, and other insurance offers.
The projected amount of spam calls and texts for this year is 157 billion. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports from this year’s phone scam trends that all these are unwanted and will approximately cost American consumers around $716 million.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has an anti-spoofing caller identification framework called FCC’s STIR/SHAKEN.
To view, the full reports from the scam reports click on the 2 links below
Why So Many Insurance Companies Calling
An example of a repeated insurance call is from an accident that recently happened. The reason that the insurance company is calling you is that their goal is to give you the least amount of money possible.
If you accidentally answered a call that turns out to be an insurance scam call, this means that your number gets registered as live. The scammer then places your number on a list of numbers to contact repeatedly, especially if you are an older person which is targeted more frequently with a goal to steal your personal information.
Insurance calls are, of course, to help us or because we are the ones that requested more information on something that our family specifically needs.
Answering that wrong call from a spammer starts a chain of wrong insurance and other scam calls to abuse this privilege and impact our lives for their greedy gain.
This is a truly unfair practice that negatively impacts both the consumer and the good insurance agencies and agents that truly care.
Stop The Scams
You can register your number with the Federal Trade Commission either by phone or online at the National do not call registry.
How To Register
Online: at DoNotCall.gov and using your own email account.
Or by phone:
or TTY 1-866-290-4236
(Register both your home number and cell phone numbers.)
Register the date of the illegal call, the phone number, and the company’s name when you file the complaint. Registering is free and 30 days later, the telemarketers that are in the National Do Not Call Registry have to stop calling you.
You will then get a confirmed email within 72 hours after registering. Make sure you click on the link in the email for your registration to be complete.
Unless you change your number or ask for your number to be removed from this list, your registered number will remain on the list.
Also, visit DoNotCall.gov
if you ever wish to unsubscribe or verify the status of the number you registered.
Remember that you still can possibly get a few calls might get from scammers robocalls or from Telephone surveys organizations like doctors or dentists who confirm a new appointment that you made by using a harmless robocall. Also organizations like Charities or Political sometimes call.
(Additionally, you can contact your local state protection office for consumers because some have a separate list for Do Not Calls that you can also add your phone number to.)
A Complaint can be filed With The FCC or FTC
If it’s been 31 days since you registered with the National Do Not Call Registry, you can then make a report with the Federal Trade Commission or Federal Communications Commission.
You can call 1-888-382-1222
You can learn more about preventing fraud at the site
online at AARP Fraud Watch Network
or by calling AARP at 1-877-908-3360
Make sure your state the date of the illegal call, the phone number, and the company’s name when you file the complaint.
Additional Ways To Stop Calls
- Another way you can register, is with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is a free registration and adds your number to their list of do not want sales and marketing calls.
- Sign up for the Data & Marketing Association. This is a service for your preference for your mail and will then remove your name from most national telemarketing, mail, and email lists. You can do this by registering online. This service costs $2 or you can send the registration form and a $3 fee by postal mail.
- There is an Opt-Out Program with the Consumer Credit Reporting Industry. You can put a stop to insurance offers, credit card programs by registering with this program. The included agencies like (Equifax, Experian, Innovis, and TransUnion) are in this program. You can opt-out for 5 years by calling 1-888-567-8688 or Registering online. Registering online is best because you can then opt out permanently. To learn more about this and how to register online click here.
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