There are always common misconceptions about spam callers. Break the stereotypes and find out what they are when you read this article by Showcaller. The common misconceptions about spam callers that you need to know are the following:
Spam callers are just pranksters
It is not possible to tell who is a spam caller from a regular caller just by looking at the caller ID. The caller ID of a spam caller may not be registered with the service provider, so the caller ID will show a different number. The reason for this is that spammers have the ability to use unregistered SIM cards to call numbers.
However, if you are suspicious about the number that is calling you, you can look up the number online. The spam caller’s name, address, and phone number will be on the website.
Spam callers are using stolen SIM cards
Another misconception is that spammers are using stolen SIM cards. This is not true because the phone number that is calling you is registered with the service provider. The number that is calling you is probably calling from a SIM card that is registered with a different number.
Spammers are using SIM cards that are not registered with the service provider
The fact that the number that is calling you is not registered with the service provider means that the SIM card that is used by the spam caller is not registered with the service provider. Spammers can use SIM cards that are not registered with the service provider because they are not using their own SIM cards.
Spam callers are mostly from India
There are a lot of spam callers in India, but they are not the majority. Most spam callers are from the Philippines, with the USA, the UK and Australia following close behind.
Spam callers call only from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
This is only true for some callers, but not all of them. Spam callers can be at any time of the day or night.
Spam callers don’t care about your money
Spam callers are the ones who care about their money. They want to make as much money as they can from your call, so they are willing to spend their money on a phone line, an international calling card and any other means they can think of to get your money.
Spam callers call you only when you’re online
This is not true. Spam callers can call you when you’re offline as well. They just use your phone line when you’re online.
Spam callers are desperate to talk to you
This is only true if you’re a spam caller. Spam callers are only desperate to talk to you if you’re a legitimate customer.