Kim Komando fans have spoken and we've heard your calls. You want apps to block annoying callers, specifically from telemarketers and scammers looking to reel you into a big phishing scam.
Sure, you could ignore the calls, or you could fight back like this person, or like the Jolly Roger service, but the best solution is just to block these calls outright. Click here for specific instructions on how to block spam calls for Apple, Android and Windows phones.
But sometimes, that's easier said than done. There's such a thing as Caller ID spoofing that can complicate things, and then there's the dreaded "Unknown caller" that pops up on the Caller ID. What can you do?
We've got you covered. Without further ado, here are three apps that you can use to keep these annoying telemarketers off your line and out of your hair.
Usually with caller ID, if a phone number is already in your contacts, you'll see the person's name and number, and it might include a profile picture, too. But what about the numbers you don't recognize? How can you tell if it's someone you need to call back or not?
Check out the Truecaller app. It's free and lets you find out who's behind that unknown number. Just copy and paste the number then throw it in the search bar embedded in the app.
Truecaller will then search the unknown number to find out who it is. There are more than 1.6 billion numbers in the database, so Truecaller should have no problem identifying the caller for you.
Another great feature of Truecaller is its ability to block spam calls. When a pesky telemarketer calls, there will be a big warning in red, telling you that it's a spam call.
Watch the video below to learn more: