Phone spam is a nuisance and it’s a problem that’s only growing. If you’re tired of receiving spam on your mobile phone, then check out how Whitepages Caller ID can help.
By taking advantage of the Whitepages database of 600M+ phone numbers, including 250M mobile phones, Caller ID helps you make informed decisions about whether or not to answer an incoming call. So how does our app know if a call is suspected of spam? Let’s take a look:
Our Users Make a Difference
Did you know that you can report spam within the Caller ID app or from Whitepages.com? One of the ways we identify spam phone numbers is from comments and submissions by our users. Tell us whether they’re a telemarketer, scammer or debt collector. We’ll take that information and use it to warn others. Try it some time and become part of our growing community of spam detectives.
The Phone Reputation Team
One of the ways that we detect spam phone numbers is through our state-of-the-art phone reputation service. At Whitepages, we have an entire team dedicated to detecting and monitoring spam numbers. Thanks to their work and the comments left by our users, we’re able to tell you when an incoming call is suspected of spam.
Spam by the Numbers
To date, Whitepages has identified more than 10 million phone numbers making unwanted calls. We did some sorting and were able to breakdown the offenders by percentage. Of the 10M spam numbers:
- 47% were telemarketers
- 29% were flagged as scams
- 17% were debt collectors
What You Can Do
Start by downloading the free app from the Google Play Store. From there, Caller ID will send you alerts when a call is suspected of spam. If you do encounter a spam number, then go ahead and report it to Whitepages and block the number from calling you again. Caller ID allows you to block specific phone numbers that you want to stop interrupting you. Together with spam alerts and call blocking, Caller ID puts control back in the phone owner’s hands.
Caller ID has other great features. Watch our video to learn more!