The short answer is, well, a little. Each smart landline phone
that offers some type of call blocking can only block a certain
amount of calls. And the user is required to set up and
This can become more complicated than it is worth, especially
considering that spam, scam and robocallers are savvy,
resourceful and relentless. They will just continue to find ways
to ring through.
It is important to note that for phone scams to be successful,
these scammers need people to actually pick up the phone so they
can initiate a conversation. To help them in their nefarious
effort, they have taken to a very effective technique referred
neighbor spoofing. This is a targeted, and unfortunately for consumers,
successful, way to get you to actually pick up the phone.
By using a spoofed caller ID, scammers can trick a person into
thinking somebody local, or even someone they know, is calling.
This may interest a landline user just enough to answer their
phone. Even if they hang up, it will alert the scammer that the
phone number is active. And if you try to block them, they will
simply spoof using another number, continuing to call, evading
any blocking attempts.