What do you do when the phone rings and your caller ID tells you it's an 800 number? If you're like me, you look at the number and hit "Ignore" to send the number to voicemail. If it's important enough, they'll leave a message, right?
But most of the time, instead of leaving a message they'll call you again and again until you can't take it anymore and answer.
So what can you do about it? 800 Notes has the answer. This website is a directory of unknown callers created by users like you who got tired of being harassed by telemarketers day in and day out.
The best thing to do when you get an unknown number is NOT to call back. You could be falling for a pricey scheme if you do, like the ransomware scam that has been plaguing Apple users recently.
Instead, you should go to 800 Notes and look up the phone number. It could already be connected to a known scam. In that case, there are several recommendations available to you for spam-blocking apps and techniques.
If you've signed up for the Do Not Call list and you're still dealing with pesky telemarketers, make sure to post about it. This will let others know to avoid the calls. You can also report phone fraud and other scams through 800 Notes.
Another good call screen tool to check out is the Truecaller app.
It 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. Click here to find out more about the Truecaller app.