Showcaller: All you need to know about spam callers

Make sure you protect your identity and phone number from spam callers. Learn everything you need to know about them here at Showcaller. The first thing you need to know to protect yourself against spam callers is they are liars! They will lie about anything, including:

  • Your phone number
  • The subject of the call (will call even if it’s not a telemarketer)
  • Whether or not they have a legitimate purpose for calling you
  • Spam callers do NOT care about your well-being. They only care about one thing: Making a sale! So, if they don’t immediately get an answer on the phone, they will keep calling until they do get an answer (or give up). They have been taught this is how you get a sale.
  • Spam callers are scum. I know many of them personally and they are just like me: Scum-Us!
  • Do Not Give Them An Opportunity To Lie To You!
  • If they cannot get you on the phone, they will send an “undeliverable” email. These are sometimes called “bulk mail”. The way they work is this: They have someone in Mexico or Canada make 1000’s of copies of an email. Then, they send all those emails to one big list of email addresses. Many of those email addresses will be junk email addresses gathered from all over the Internet. These spam emailers do not limit themselves to telephone numbers either.

 Additionally, they they won’t ask for your name or address. They’ll ask for only one or more of the following three pieces of information: 

1. Your real name and contact details (like your home telephone number and address); 

2. An identifying code or “trick question” such as your social security number, credit card number, bank account number, or your Medicare or health insurance number; or 

2. Some other detail which makes it easy for them to find you and wreak havoc on you. To protect yourself, never give out any of the above three items freely — always let the caller send a text message to your mobile phone first, with an encrypted link. Then, only give out the details they’ve sent you in reply to that request. Here are a few more ideas to help you avoid having your personal details and phone number given out freely to unsolicited callers: Always ask permission before you give out your real name and address to anyone who calls. Tell them you’ll give them your permission only if they tell you what it is they want to know. Some examples of things you might want to know: Are they selling something? Do they have a charitable cause they want to promote? Is there some way you can help them without spending any money?

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