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Caller ID Apps and Online Dating

Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage! You know the song, well now it’s time to update it for 2017 and caller ID apps and online dating go together like a horse and carriage.

If you’re single and you haven’t at least tried online dating then you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage. We’ll go over why you should try out online dating and what you need to know to keep you safe.

Why Online Dating?

Nowadays, many couples meet on online dating sites and apps. Some of the most well-known ones are Tinder, Match.com, Bumble, and eHarmony. There are so many options for online dating that it’s important that you do your research and pick the one that’s best for you!

What You Need To Know

Some people like dating and other people dread it. It’s important that you think about what you’d like out of your dating experience. Do you only want the opportunity to meet new and interesting people in your area? Do you want to find “the one”?

We recommend going with the first option. Relax, take your time, and most importantly enjoy yourself. Not every date will be perfect, but that’s okay.

In addition to this, it’s also important that you be safe with online dating. After all you are meeting strangers off of the internet!

Caller ID Apps And Public Meeting Spaces

If you’ve met someone that you like and you want to invite them out on a date the first piece of information you’ll probably share with each other is your phone number. You can use a caller ID app to verify that the person is who they say they are.

If you don’t feel comfortable giving out your real phone number to someone you’ve just met you can also download an app that gives you a second number, like Burner. This is a good app to have whenever you’re dealing with people you’re unsure of.

The number one rule with online dating is to always meet in a public place and don’t have your date pick you up from your house.

Mental Pollution: How to Stop Automated Calls

At SequentiaEnvironics we want to focus on ways to reduce the mental pollution that is everywhere around us. This has gotten to be quite difficult especially today. We are bombarded with psychological toxins on a daily basis via television, the internet, aggressive marketing tactics and more. One of the most annoying of these mental pollutants are automated phone calls. In this article we’ll go over how to stop automated calls.

What Is an Automated Call?

Have you ever gotten a call from what looks like a local number? You pick it up, and instead of an actual person a recording of someone saying you’ve won a cruise plays. They instructs you to call back (XXX) XXX-XXXX to claim your prize. Annoying. And a waste of your time.

There are different variations of this too. Sometimes the recording might say that you’re going to be arrested by the IRS, that you’re eligible for a free medical alert system, or that you can refinance your home. Most of the time these claims are fraudulent and you shouldn’t pay attention to them.

If you’re receiving automated calls on your cell phone this is illegal and you should report it.

Stopping Automated Calls

Unfortunately, not much has been done to try and stop these annoying calls, but there are a few things that you can do. If you’re a T-Mobile customer you can use their automatic scam call block, other phone carriers are also working on different ways to help their customers avoid these types of calls. In addition, there are apps like Nomorobo and free caller ID apps that have incorporated automatic spam call blocking features.

Having an app on your phone will help reduce the amount of unwanted automated calls you receive, but there is still more that you can do. Whenever you pick up an automated call, do not press any buttons to be removed from the calling list. Pressing buttons on these types of calls will alert scammers to the fact that your phone number is an active number and they will inundate you with even more calls.

Lastly, make sure you report automated calls to the FTC. They are working to put a stop to these types of scams and your help brings them closer to achieving this!