Robo Calls & Why Should You Avoid It & Not Answer the Phone


Spam calls—many of you might have heard about them. Spam calls are also known as robo-calls. Many people are there who, in their day-to-day lives, answer spam calls, or Robo-calls, in other words. And many people are there who have this common question, like, What happens when you answer a robocall? So, today in this guide, we will be seeing some of the points that will help you understand that you are dealing with a spam call. If you have by chance answered a spam call, then the cybercriminals or fraudsters will know that your phone number is linked to a real person, and they will target you with even more spam calls.

Tricking the User or Phone Call Receiver

The next possible thing that can happen is that the fraudster will trick you and try their level best to extract information from you. Now, which information will they extract? It is your credentials, personal data, personal information, bank information, and other important details that they would steal, and next they would try to bankrupt you and steal your identity and also your voice. So, one of the best things that you can do is to stop answering spam calls. This will stop the criminals from stealing your data and personal information.

Spam Business Calls

The further thing that you will notice about spam calls is that they are calls mainly claiming to be some business and selling their product or taking reviews and so on, after which they will send you a message in which there will be links infested with malware or the cybercriminals controlling them. Also, robo-calls or spam calls are spam or scam calls because they are from a person or company claiming to be someone, which they are not. One of the common things that you will notice about spam calls is that they use the social engineering method, which is mostly used in phishing and vishing.

Points to Know When You Are Dealing with a Spam or Robo-Call

Scam calls or spam calls are either from a real person or they are pre-recorded messages, a.k.a., robo-calls. To hide their caller ID information, they use call spoofing, which conceals their complete identity. The call usually comes from a different location and person. So, how will you know that you are dealing with a spam call? First, your phone caller ID will display a warning sign, i.e., a spam call. Second, the caller uses a pre-recorded message. Third, the caller will ask you to provide personal information. Fourth, the caller will show urgency in taking your personal details. Fifth, the caller is pretty convincing. Sixth, the caller asks for payment. The best way to avoid a spam call is to not answer it and to report the number as spam.


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