How to Block Spam Political Calls
As election midterms approach, volunteers and campaign staff are ramping up political calls to get people to the polls.
The U.S. heads into the midterm elections in the next few weeks with the nation deeply divided over the current administration and many of its controversial policies. With both sides of the political spectrum at odds, there is an even bigger push to get the public to the polls to vote in November. Many candidates from both sides of the political aisle will utilize campaign staffers to work the phones in hopes of encouraging a larger voter turnout. Unfortunately, that means there will be a significant rise in unwanted calls in the coming weeks. Have you experienced these yet?
Telemarketing and robocalls have become a growing problem in the past several years and many scammers and unethical companies continue to annoy consumers with illegal calling practices. Laws have been put into place to protect the public from those who solicit over the phone. Fed up consumers have taken measures to protect themselves such as registering their phone number on their state or national Do Not Call List in order to prevent sales related phone calls.
Unfortunately for many, political campaign calls and election-related polls are one of the few exceptions that are exempt from telemarketing laws to wireless numbers. Text messages are not currently regulated, and campaign staffers may contact voters via SMS. As a result, there is a much higher volume of unwanted calls around election time.
While wireless phone users may not be able to stop unwanted political calls and texts altogether and there is no a way to opt out of receiving them, you can take steps to prevent receiving multiple calls from the same number. One solution is Call Blocker, one of the features included with dfndr security and you can download it free to start blocking unwanted calls now:
Call Blocker gives you the option to block a number selected from your contact list or recent calls in your call log. Numbers from your call log can easily be added simply by tapping it, selecting “details” and clicking the “block number” icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Additionally, users can proactively prevent calls by manually adding a phone number to their do not call list. Your smartphone ignores calls from incoming blocked phone numbers unless you remove them from your list.
Although telemarketing and robocalls can be frustrating and there is no way you can be removed from the lists of political candidates, tools like Call Blocker can help significantly reduce the number of unwanted telephone calls you receive.