There are sometimes many calls per day. You don’t know the number, but you answer. After all, you never know. It can be important. Failed, it’s a simple cold-calling call. And even if you decide to hang up directly, it bothers you. So how do you stop receiving these kinds of calls?
Perfect apps to put an end to cold calling
The first application is called Call blocker. It is available on Android phones and iPhones. How does it work? Thanks to a large database that includes most call center numbers. Thus, it is possible thanks to it to block all the calls from which they come. On the other hand, even if you will no longer be disturbed by these incessant calls, the application is not free. You have to pay 2.50 euros per month to benefit from it. On the other hand, another solution exists via another application, free this time.
We are now talking about the True Caller application. It works similarly, except that it doesn’t cost you anything per month. However, these applications are not perfect. Some call centers are very strong and have random phone number generators. Sometimes these are not in the application databases. Sometimes they call you with a fake number. A number appears, but it is not with the latter that he contacts you. This allows them to circumvent this type of blockage.
An extreme solution exists, but is not ideal: block all calls from numbers that are not in your contacts. Not a rich idea, then, since you may receive important calls from unknown numbers. Note that some devices directly indicate whether calls are spam or not. We think of the Xiaomi brand. In the event of a suspicious call, the telephone notifies you directly.
Is cold calling really more regulated?
As you know very well, cold calling can turn into real harassment. Especially when it comes to scams, like the CPF scams. To limit this and clarify the situation, the government validated a decree in January 2022. This text should set new guidelines to be followed.
Thanks to this decree, canvassers will have to ask for your agreement to continue the discussion. If you refuse, they must hang up and above all agree not to contact you in the future. But this especially frames the French marketers who do this as part of their work. Not really the scams which are numerous. We are talking about phishing. People pretend to be an official organization in order to obtain your personal information.
Since April 1, when the decree was put in place, there has been no improvement. The author of his lines can attest to this since he sometimes receives up to a dozen calls a day. Much work needs to be done to protect citizens from these calls.
Beware of scams
The big problem with cold calling is the scams behind it. They are many and varied. And while most consumers are aware that they exist, others can more easily be fooled. We generally talk about scams related to the CPF since they are currently extremely numerous. The goal of the scammers is simply to empty your CPF account by having access to your personal information.
It is therefore essential to warn your loved ones so that they do not get fooled, if they are ever unaware of this process. Phishing is a technique as simple as it is effective. Hundreds of thousands of people get tricked every year. Now is the time for prevention.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones. The most effective technique to avoid being tricked is simply not to answer the phone as soon as an unknown number calls you. Scam call centers don’t leave voicemails. If it’s important, the person on the other end of the line will let you know who they are via voicemail. And you can call her back if needed.