How to Deal with Unknown Calls?

How to Deal with Unknown Calls

Getting unwanted phone calls is something that everyone deals with these days, sometimes even on a daily basis. It can be extremely frustrating and it can also distract you from what you are doing and waste your time as a result. And when you pick up the phone and realize it is a robocall, it could be super annoying to know that someone might be trying to scam you. But there are a few ways to deal with unknown calls. Here are a few tips to help you get started. 

Look Up the Phone Number on Nuwber

One of the first things you can do when you get a call from an unknown number is head to the internet and use certain resources to figure out who might be calling you. A good place to start is Nuwber, as you can just type in the phone number and see who is associated with it. You might be surprised by how quickly and easily you can get the information that you need by taking this route. And once you know who is calling you from a specific number, you can decide whether you should pick up or let it go to voicemail.  

Check PhoneHistory

Another resource that you can turn to when you need to figure out who’s behind a phone call is PhoneHistory. This is a simple website that anyone can use, as you just need to type in the phone number and then see what information comes up as being associated with that number. This particular database can help you find personal records and business records that are associated with a number, and because it is always being updated, it can be a good place to go when you are unable to find enough information elsewhere. 

Use Google to Find Details

Yet another option is to simply head to Google or whichever search engine you prefer using. Just type in the full phone number in the search box and then see what results appear. You might be able to find the person that owns the phone number rather easily by following this simple method. Or, you might even be able to quickly determine if a phone number is associated with a scammer or if it is a robocall. Once again, after gaining access to this information, you can decide how you will proceed, whether you want to pick up the phone and take the call, ignore it and let the caller leave a message, or call them back if you realize they are trustworthy. Or, you might decide that you want to block the number completely. 

Block the Caller

As mentioned above, you can decide to block a number if you are getting too many calls from them or if you discover that the number is from a scammer. This is really easy to do on a smartphone, and your telephone service provider might also make it possible to block numbers if you have a landline number. This might be the best route to take if a particular number keeps calling you and you are simply tired of it. But before you block a number, just be sure that you definitely don’t know them and that the number is not from a legitimate business or individual who is trying to get in touch with you, as the last thing you’d want to do is block someone who is genuinely trying to contact you for an important reason. 

As you can see, there are several ways that you can solve the mystery of an unknown caller. Which strategy will you try first?


  • Tristan

    Tristan has a strong interest in the intersection of artificial intelligence and creative expression. He has a background in computer science, and he enjoys exploring the ways in which AI can enhance and augment human creativity. In his writing, he often delves into the ways in which AI is being used to generate original works of fiction and poetry, as well as to analyze and understand patterns in existing texts.