How to block spam calls

  • Published on:  5/10/2018
  • Spam calls affect more than 375,000 Americans every month, but there are a few different ways you can stop them. In the series premiere of Workflow, Jake Kastrenakes walks you through his tips for blocking these annoying calls. Subscribe: out our full video catalog: our playlists: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More:


  • Mana sama
    Mana sama 10 months ago+52

    I get at least 5 spam calls a day. It is rediculous. I have definetly noticed it getting worse this year.

  • pleasantcrew
    pleasantcrew a years ago+78

    I honestly think that the National Do Not Call Registry is selling my number because I've been getting more calls since I've added my number

  • Mohit Arya
    Mohit Arya a years ago+52

    I think these call blocking apps sell our numbers to spam callers

  • Josh Anderson
    Josh Anderson a years ago+91

    My solution is to never answer phone calls ever. Unless it's directly from friends or family. If someone else wants to get through to me, send a text or an e-mail. Simple as that.

  • Henry I
    Henry I a years ago+35

    Thank you Verge, this was really useful. :)

  • Divine Root
    Divine Root a years ago+1

    Great a new series!!
    Edit: You can make a video on internet privacy & VPN for this new series.

  • garrett2jz
    garrett2jz a years ago+81

    The problem I find is that I have been receiving calls (which I don't answer) and they happen to have almost the same number as mine. The first 6 digits are the same as my phone number. I can go ahead and block the number, but what good is it if I need to receive an actual call from someone locally. Obviously the robocaller is spoofing the number to make it seem familiar so that I answer it.

  • Hashik Donthineni
    Hashik Donthineni a years ago+7

    I love you verge :)

  • 13orrax
    13orrax a years ago+35

    I used to mess with them by seeing how long I could keep them on the line. Stuff like giving a made up credit card number and pretending the phone keeps cutting out or saying he had a number wrong when he repeated it back. Long story short, I started getting like 15x more calls

  • Apecengo
    Apecengo a years ago+4

    Do not use Truecaller. They upload your entire contact database to their servers and use it without your contacts' permission.

  • Connor Dobbins
    Connor Dobbins a years ago+12

    If I'm correct I believe TruCaller collects your phone number and your phones contacts and can then do what they please with it, like sell it to tellemarkers!

  • Rowan
    Rowan 4 months ago+1

    I only liked this video for the guy in the teddy fresh sweater in the background

  • Can you not
    Can you not a years ago+5

    So who else thinks these apps he suggested in the beginning are also a scam to sell your info/number? The apps need to have access to you phone app on your smartphone so I am mostly skeptical.

  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson a years ago+2

    Nice video, but you should try using your hands more though as you come across as very stiff.

  • Ethan Thompson
    Ethan Thompson a years ago

    Love the editing in this video super well produced and informative

  • Khaled Salhani
    Khaled Salhani a years ago

    I live in the Netherlands and I never got a single spam call.
    Still, a great video by The Verge!

  • hєctσr and jr
    hєctσr and jr yesterday+1

    Dude some scammer called me during class and I got my phone taken away for the whole day

  • susilo ilo
    susilo ilo a years ago

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  • Mateo's Fiesta ST
    Mateo's Fiesta ST a years ago

    Yo dude with a teddy fresh sweater in the back ground! Also helpful video thanks for sharing.

  • Qi Xiao
    Qi Xiao a years ago

    great topic. I use a self-made ringtone which plays nothing for 15 seconds.