Protect yourself from scam phone calls by not engaging with unfamiliar callers

Despite regulations like the National Do Not Call List, the number of these unwanted calls has been increasing. As such, the best way to protect yourself is to not answer phone calls from numbers that you do not recognize. To still be able to connect with legitimate callers, it is advisable to set up a voicemail box with a descriptive prompt. It is likely that scammers will not leave any message or just a few seconds of silence when they call.