If you receive a spam robocall, the best thing to do is not answer. If you answer the call, your number is considered good by the scammers, even if you dont necessarily fall for the scam. They will try again because they know someone on the other side is a potential victim of fraud.
What happens if you receive a spam call?
If you see Suspected spam caller or Spam as the caller ID, the call might be spam. You can answer the call, or block and report the number. If a call from someone you know is marked as spam, you can report the mistake. Future calls to your phone from this number wont be marked as spam.
Is it better to answer or ignore spam calls?
More than 80% of robocalls come from fake numbers – and answering these calls or not has no effect on how many more youll get. Some of these calls we answered, while others we let ring. Contrary to popular wisdom, we found that answering calls makes no difference in the number of robocalls received by a phone number.
How do you know if your call was declined?
The Number of Rings If upon placing the phone call, it rings only once or twice and goes to voicemail then your calls are probably being declined. This is because the recipient of the phone call has manually clicked the “decline” call option on their phone.
Should answer unknown calls?
Only answer calls from known numbers. If you answer a call from an unknown number, hang up immediately. If you answer the phone and the caller or recording asks you to select a button or number to stop receiving the calls, you should just hang up. Scammers often use this trick to identify potential targets.
How many times does a phone ring if you are blocked?
If the phone rings more than once, you have been blocked. However, if you hear 3-4 rings and hear a voicemail after 3-4 rings, you have probably not been blocked yet and the person has not picked your call or might be busy or is ignoring your calls.