What is phone spam?

Spam, spam, spam … How often do we hear this word. And no wonder, because everywhere we are haunted by advertising that we would not want to see (this is spam). There are a lot of types of spam, but today we will talk about telephone spam – how it happens and how you can deal with it.

Unwanted phone calls

One of the most annoying types of spam. An unknown number rings, you pick up the phone, and it starts: an English school, free rejuvenation sessions in a beauty salon, investing in the purchase of shares, etc. It is easy to guess that free cheese is only in a mousetrap, and therefore callers only care about their own pocket and the pocket of their employer.

But this is all the lyrics. The question is different – how to get rid of this type of spam? If your number is in a newsletter, the easiest way is to block all incoming numbers that are not listed in your notebook. If possible, do it..

An example based on a Huawei / Honor smartphone. Go to Settings.

Click on the “Menu” button, then select “Threat Filter”.

Tap on the gear.

Click on the line “Interception Rules”.

Block all unfamiliar numbers.

Now your device will only miss calls from those subscribers that are recorded in your notebook.

Obsessive SMS

Perhaps a little better than phone calls, since there is no need to communicate with sellers of anything on the phone. However, even spam messages can cause real anger..

SMS spam example:

Often, you can disconnect all incoming SMS from unknown numbers. For example, on the same Huawei / Honor smartphones, this can be done in the “Interception Rules” subsection.

Browser Spam Notifications

In fact, notifications from the browser themselves can be useful, and this, in general, was calculated initially, but in fact, most often in notifications we see intrusive ads. Moreover, the user himself most often gives permission to receive messages – by clicking on the button in the window that opens the site.

Detailed instructions on how to get rid of such notifications are here. We will not repeat.

Social Media Spam

Today it is not as widespread as before, since there are many levels of protection on social networks. But you can still get a message from your friend who asks for money in loans – to transfer from card to card. In the vast majority of cases, this suggests that a friend was hacked and the scammers want to get a deduction from you. Be extremely careful when receiving such messages..

It happens that you get some kind of advertising message, but, we repeat again, now this happens much less often than before.

Why is this phone spam? Yes, because the vast majority of users of “social networks” use a smartphone to communicate.