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“Oh wow, a phone call! It’s coming to my mobile, so it must be something good!”

“Hello, Mr. or Ms. MakeUseOf reader, we’d like to tell you about the latest blah, blah, blah,” says the voice on the other side.

And you’re left wondering how to stop these annoying calls How to Stop Annoying Telemarketers & Robocalls From Calling You How to Stop Annoying Telemarketers & Robocalls From Calling You Are you tired of being called by prerecorded messages and robots? Here's why that happens and what you can do to stop them. Read More . The solution, though not a perfect one, is to get on the “Do Not Call” list What Should You Do After Falling For A Fake IT Support Scam? What Should You Do After Falling For A Fake IT Support Scam? Search for "fake tech support scam" and you will understand how common it is across the world. Some simple precautions after the event could help you feel less of a victim. Read More for your country. It won’t stop the calls completely, as some companies just don’t seem to care, but it’ll help.

Here’s where you need to go for some of the countries we know read MakeUseOf regularly:

Do you know of any places where there’s a “Do Not Call” registry? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. dragonmouth
    September 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    In the US going to nomorobo.com and registering for their service offers much better results that registering with DoNotCall list. Political calls are exempt from DoNotCall so now that an election is coming up, people registered with DoNotCall will be flooded with all kinds of political calls from candidates.

    NoMoRobo allows you to register a phone number you want to block, no matter whether it is a politician, a charity, a direct marketer or a someone just making annoyance phone calls. I have been using NoMoRobo for a few years now and have rarely been bothered by unwanted callers.

  2. Kenneth Knudsen
    September 17, 2016 at 11:17 am

    In denmark you have to go to your local city hall to citizen service or in danish (borgerservice), and ask to be put on what is called the robinson list, this should cover both your phone number and your adress.

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