Are you receiving annoying prank calls that are suddenly frequent? Your friend or a friend of a friend or someone who just wants to play a prank on you discovered a prank call app that’s really easy to use and that could hide their identity too. But you can actually put a stop to this. Here’s how.
Set up a trap
If the phone calls are becoming frequent or especially annoying (and threatening), the company that services your phone can easily build some sort of a trap installed on your line. The trap enables your phone company to trace the number from where the call was initiated. You need to log a record of the exact date and time the unwanted call was received. Phone traps are generally arranged for two weeks at the most. Note that the telephone company is not going to impose a trap fee.
Call Tracking Device or Call Trace
A telephone company service known as Call Trace can likewise help track annoying phone calls. Once you receive an annoying or a harassing call, you quickly input the code provided on your phone, but it is usually *57. The code will instantly track the call. Call tracking is less complicated compared to using traps mainly because consumers need not maintain a record of phone calls. However, the technology used in call tracking is only available for local service areas.
How It Works?
Call tracking should be installed ahead of time by the person getting the unwanted call. Note that charges apply. However, if the telephone company typically uses a trap, if the telephone company recommends using call tracking as an alternative, you may not be charged. You may have to inquire more about this service.
The Data gathered from call tracking device or through call trap will be forwarded to law enforcement officers, not customers. Law enforcement authorities will attempt to put an end to these calls by initially giving them warnings and possibly arresting pranksters. With call tracking and call trap, the phone company will not listen to or record your phone calls.
If you are one of those receiving prank calls to the point that it becomes annoying or even harassing, contact your local police station and your telephone company to seek help. You may want to stay out of social media so you can track your caller without him or her knowing about it. Don’t keep it to yourself. You will need all the help you will get.