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A Community of Over 12 Million

A Community of Over 12 Million

You’d have to enter thousands of numbers into other call blocker apps to match the power of Call Control! Call Control comes pre-loaded with the “CommunityIQ” feature, which is generated from Community reports and Do Not Call complaints. CommunityIQ blocks thousands of spam and unwanted calls / text messages right out of the box!

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Keep your phone free for the important moments. Call Control helps reduce unwanted calls and text messages, ensuring that when your phone rings it’ll be someone you’re wanting to hear from.

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Keep Your Family Protected

Call Control not only stops the disruption of unwanted calls but also blocks thousands of common scams, protecting your family from fraud and malicious scammers.

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Scam Alerts

3 Reasons Why YOU Need a Call-Blocking App for Your Smartphone

Without a doubt, if your blood is red, you’ve received a robocall or spam call at some point. 2017 broke a new record in the number of reported scam calls, but government regulations have not been able to keep unwanted calls at bay. It’s time to take matters into your own hands— and there’s a simple solution! Did you know that you can download a call blocking app to your smartphone in minutes, and protect yourself from dangerous scams? Yes, it’s that simple! Here are 3 reasons why YOU need a call-blocking app for your smartphone.

You want to avoid spammy, scammy calls. Who doesn’t want to be rid of annoying telemarketers forever? Years ago it was nearly impossible to keep scammers from calling you up and persuading you to part with your hard-earned cash. But now you can protect yourself, because downloading an app to block these types of calls is quick and easy. Make sure that you choose an app that lets you decide exactly which types of calls to block. For example, you could opt out of all dangerous and illegal calls, but allow political and charity calls through.
The FTC Do Not Call List will not protect you fully. Unfortunately the Do Not Call List was a good idea that was simply too good to be true. It was created in order to allow consumers to place their phone number on a list and rest assured that no scammer would ever contact them again. However, the list only works if callers check it and abide by it. Despite promising heavy fines for telemarketers who call numbers on the list, the FTC has not been able to enforce the list efficiently. In addition, scammers who already participate in illegal activities have no incentive to abide by the Do Not Call List. That means that you will still get calls, even if you are on the list.
Phone carriers and service providers will NOT protect you. Why haven’t phone companies done more to crack down on fraudulent calls? The answer is threefold. First of all, phone carriers do not want to spend the money needed to prevent these calls. In fact, every time a call is placed they actually make money, be it a scam call or not, so what incentive do they have to stop scammers? Secondly, providers are highly regulated by the government. There is only so much that they can do as far as innovation, and most companies are not willing to take risks. Thirdly, cracking down on spammers is not an easy task, since they are often well-hidden, and hard to track. Additionally, most call centers operate from overseas.
Luckily, developers have found ways to use technology to our advantage. You can now find call blocking apps, some even for free, in the iOS app store and google play store. Download one today and be rid of annoying calls for good!

The Craziest Robocall and Scam Text Stories

Oh, the “joy” of receiving an unwanted text or call from someone who thinks of you as just another potential paycheck! As we at Call Control work hard to take the scammers down, one at a time, they keep cropping up in unexpected ways and at unexpected times. In honor of those who have had to endure an endless number of annoying calls from “Rachel from card services” and “Stanley White, IRS agent”, Call Control and EveryCaller.com brings you some of the craziest robocall and scam text stories.

Harris gets a taste of his own medicine. Some guy named “Harris” sent a text to an unsuspecting consumer, trying to persuade him to join a “get rich quick” scheme with this text:
hello! My name is Harris and I represent a Fortune 500 company. I would like to interest you in a chance to earn US$5000 a month in the comfort of your own home! If you’re interested, give this number a call and we can discuss something!

Besides being poorly written, the text was downright annoying. Luckily, the receiver didn’t fall for it. Instead, he sent “Harris” this:

Congratulations! You have successfully subscribed to Interesting Facts of the Day!

Then, he proceeded to give Harris a taste of his own medicine, sending text after text until Harris regretted ever having bothered him. See the full story here!

2. A scam artist calls the cops. Yes, it really happened. Scammers often have no way of knowing exactly who is on the other end (hence why they almost always ask for your name). This can lead to some very interesting conversations, since they have sometimes unknowingly phoned police stations and even tax professionals! Check out this conversation between a policeman and a scammer posted by the Victoria Police Department: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4sy2-SMhL8.

3. Grandma gets revenge. There’s a popular scam that has been going around for years targeting elderly people. A person calls pretending to be a grandchild involved in an accident, saying that they need money wired to them for medical bills, or to be able to come home, etc. Normally the scam caller will not know the names of your relatives, and will wait for you to mention them. A reddit user said that his grandmother was targeted, and this is what ensued:

“My grandma got this a few months back, but we had mentioned it to her. So, she says “Is this Charlie?” and the person says back, “Yeah, grandma, it’s Charlie.”

So she says, “I don’t have any relatives named Charlie” and hangs up.”

Is it safe? Is it safe to reply to a scammer or to hold a conversation on the phone with one? The short answer is: NO. It is never 100% safe, since scammers will always attempt to weasel personal information out of you, or make recordings of your voice in order to pose as you while authorizing certain types of payments or transfers. The smartest way to avoid being scammed is to avoid answering these calls altogether. Investing in a call blocker for your smartphone and landline, and report scammers so that they cannot target others!

How to Protect Yourself from Collect Call Scams

One of the oldest scams in the fraudster’s book is the collect call scam. It is a highly successful scam, because people will often accept a collect call if they think it might be from a family member in need.

How do collect call scams work?

An operator calls your cell phone or home number and informs you that you have received a collect call. This operator will often tell you the name of the person, perhaps a family member of yours, to make the call seem legitimate. Then they will ask if you would like to accept the charge for the call and allow it to go through. Sometimes the operator will not ask whether you accept or not, and will just put the call through automatically.

Then, the operator will switch the call to another person, someone who is not your family member at all, but rather a scammer. This person will do his or her best to keep you on the line as long as possible. Unfortunately, even if you hang up right away, you’ll still be charged for the call.

How much might I be charged?

If the call is coming from a foreign country, you’ll be charged quite a bit. Sometimes you’ll be charged even when you decline the call. Remember— scammers don’t follow the rules.

Why do collect call scams work so well?

These scams use scare tactics to make people accept the calls. One of the most common types of collect calls are those supposedly coming from Mexico, targeting hispanic people living in the United States. They use common hispanic names to trick people into thinking that they are getting a call from a relative.

What should you do if you get a suspicious collect call?

If you receive a collect call that you were not expecting, the first thing you should do is ask the operator to have the person making the call say his own name, instead of the operator simply telling you who is calling. That way, you can listen to the caller’s voice and determine whether the call is from someone you know or not.

Use the caller ID function on a call blocking app to figure out the number’s source. Remember, spam callers often use “spoofing” techniques to make a number appear from one place when it is really coming from another. This is why regular caller ID may be unreliable, and you’ll need a calling blocking app that can recognize spoofed numbers. Get a free one here.

In addition, pay attention to your monthly phone bill. If you notice any fraudulent charges, report them to your phone company right away. You should also report spam numbers to your call-blocking app and file a complaint with the FCC.

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