£ 400.000 fine for spam calls will change nothing
Fines do not really help
According to the Mirror the boss of a company has been fined £ 400.000 for making 100 million nuisance phone calls. Will this change anything? Will this stop spam calls?
Well, for one thing, not the man has been fined, but his company. So he will, as he said, close the company to avoid paying the penalty. There is also now way to stop him from setting up another cold-calling business.
What does that mean for you? Well, of course, you could bury your cell phone in the sand or set it on fire. If you have an old Samsung S7 Node, it might even do this on its own.
Clever Dialer to the rescue
The good news is that there is a way to get rid of most of these nuisance calls. Our Android app Clever Dialer maintains a directory of the most annoying spam callers. The directory feeds from various sources, the most important of these sources is our users.
Incoming calls are immediately identified as spam calls. You can decide for yourself whether you take the call or not. Block individual numbers so they can’t bother you anymore.
You can also help to hunt nuisance call centers down by reporting spam callers right after the call. Reporting is just one click. This way Clever Dialer users always are warned against the most recent spam waves.