Is it me or are you getting more spam calls on your cell phone, too? So annoying!!! Luckily, Consumer Reports has tips on curbing these pesky calls – and spam text messages – that eat into your valuable minutes and message allotments.
You can also file a complaint with the FCC and register your number on the national Do-Not-Call list. And you can change your e-mail and/or messaging preferences in your account to block text messages from coming over the Internet, where most spam texts originates.
Being on the national Do-Not-Call list will not completely cut down on irritating calls, however. The list does not protect you from receiving calls from businesses you have given prior consent to or that you have an existing commercial relationship with. But it is a start.