What are Spam Calls?
Spam includes all forms of communication, including but not limited to unsolicited calls or messages, caller ID spoofing, robocalls, etc. Often, spam is directed to a large number of users for advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc. Generally speaking, two types of scam calls are often used. The first type is called one-ring scam, which relies heavily on our natural curiosity. This common scam is simple. The phone rings, but stops before you answer it. This may happen multiple times before you respond. If you do answer the call, the caller will hang up.
However, if you call back, you may hear the recorded message. Unfortunately, there are already expensive international fees that can cost you up to $20 in the first minute. Meanwhile, criminals collect all or part of the fee, which is then transferred to more victims using automatic dialers that can make millions of calls per day. The another is called ring and run. Once you pick up the phone, the caller blurts out a time-critical emergency, pretending to represent an agency or organization that can help you or a friend or relative of yours out of trouble. Once the caller is convinced that they have your attention, they may hang up abruptly or ask you to call them back. In either case, the goal may be to get you to make long-distance calls, or to lure you into giving them money directly or accessing personal information like your bank account or credit card number.
Funny Ideas to Answer Spam Calls
Use Voice Changer Apps
Voice changer apps are probably one of the easiest and best ways to annoy scammers. After identifying suspicious callers, you can use the voice changer and talk to them in any voice or tone you like. Remember, your time is as valuable as theirs, so you should be content with giving them the stuff, jokes and shaming they deserve, not your SSN or bank details. You can pretend to be someone in their department or higher authority. You can also pretend to be an 80-year-old grandma who knows nothing about computers and the internet, which often leads to confusion. Then had to stop and ask your daughter for advice on how to use the computer during the call.
You can try to negotiate with the scammers, email them and pretend to play any scam they make up. Because you’re just replying to emails sent to you by scammers, you’ll rarely encounter any legal problems. Many people specialize in scams and make a living from it. If you choose to go this route, you might want to use a dummy email account while pretending to play together. This will make it harder for scammers to link you to your actual email, minimizing the likelihood of any fallout. If scammers retaliate by flooding your dummy email account, just close it and start over with a new account.
Use an Anti-Spam Chatbot
You can apply for a service designed to waste scammers’ time. For example, Re:scam is an email chatbot designed to do just that. Re:scam receives emails that have been sent to it and replies to scammers in an attempt to keep them engaged for as long time as possible. Because Re:scam is run by a cybersecurity company, it is quite safe from a legal point of view. The chatbot is currently offline, being redesigned and receiving an upgrade, but should be available again soon. Spamnesty is another chatbot that tries to attract spammers and waste their time. Spamnesty deletes your email address to protect your identity and privacy, then sends you a link to the conversation so you can watch it unfold and enjoy some scammers in return.
Use Call Flooders
A call flooder is a device that can be attached to telecommunications equipment or used independently. The benefits of using one include tracking the number of calls made, blocking unwanted numbers, and other benefits. Call flooders are great for telemarketing companies and are great for revenge for spam calls. They allow them to measure the effectiveness of each campaign based on the number of leads and sales it generates. Fortunately, you can also use one of the call centers. Usually, call centers buy phones to get leads from potential victims, and once you call them through a call flooder, it calls all their active numbers and restricts them from making further calls. They’ll end up having to waste more money buying more phones.
The most obvious way is to ignore scammers. Scammers aim to make money by tricking people into being scammed. The best way to get revenge is to not be fooled and make sure any time spent on you is a waste of time. You can focus on whatever you want to talk about, and it will confuse them. A common problem people have is scammers calling and saying they are calling because he is allegedly registered for this or that. Well, the best way is to say I don’t remember registering anything. Anyway, a good way to annoy them is to become very worried about not remembering this and think we are losing our minds. They usually try to bring the conversation back to their con, and I’ll just answer questions like “Do you think I should go to the doctor? Should I call an ambulance?” and similar things. This could push them against the wall. Basically, don’t let them dominate the conversation – speak your way, ignore what they’re saying, they have no choice but to follow up, get very frustrated, or hang up.