“Potential Spam” On iPhone Caller ID? Calling Back Spammers!

“Potential Spam” On iPhone Caller ID? Calling Back Spammers!


Hi guys, David and David Here Payette Forward,
and in this video, we’re going to explain why “Potential Spam” is showing up on caller
ID on your iPhone. This is a new Verizon feature and you also
might see this if you use another wireless carrier that piggybacks off of Verizon’s network,
but it’s designed to weed out potentially spam callers and keep you safe. Yeah. So let’s open up the Phone app and right here, I got a couple of calls from “Potential Spam”
from Pascagoula, Missouri and Madison, Connecticut. Interesting. Now, I don’t have a contact named “Potential Spam” in my iPhone. Right. So chances are that this is just an innocent
mistake. Right. So let’s give them a call and let them know that it’s potential spam. Okay, here we go. Let’s call Missouri here put it on speakerphone.
“If you are interested in the special product offer, please press 1.” I think this might actually be potentially
spam. Yeah sounds like a telemarketer has called
you, right, trying to sell you a product that might not even exist. They’re trying to get your credit card information
and probably. “Goodbye.” You Too! Alright. There’s one more…Madison, Connecticut. Let’s see this poor victim of Verizon’s labeling. Oh it’s ringing this time. “Welcome to Verizon Wireless. Your call cannot be completed as dialed. Please check the number and dial again.” Apparently Verizon shut him right down. Okay. Well, clearly its a pretty good spam detection feature though. Now, it’s not going to get every call but these new call screening features are getting better and better and better. T-Mobile actually has one, its “Scam Likely” it’s getting really good. Yep. Sprint? Sprint too right? Yeah probably. So that is what “Potential Spam” is on your iPhone! If you found this video helpful, please give it a thumbs up. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Channel and click that Notifications bell to get an immediate update with one really cool iPhone tip or trick video. I changed up our ending.

Danny Hutson

6 thoughts on ““Potential Spam” On iPhone Caller ID? Calling Back Spammers!

  1. You Mail also has similar features. I can report a spammer to them by clicking one button. They investigate, then generate an email to me confirming it was spam. Once done, they block that caller from accessing my number. You Mail is a free app available for both iOS and Android. I've used it for 10+ years and love it!

  2. I've been getting calls here of late myself and yes I am a Verizon customer. I've gotten calls from Anaheim, California and Madison, Wisconsin but also there have been a plethora of calls that appear to have the same area code and prefix that my cell number has. It's almost as if to mimic my own number and make me think it's someone familiar.
    If and when I get calls I don't recognize I just put a block on them. Thanks for the info on this!

  3. That’s actually Pascagoula, Mississippi. I get scam calls from that area also. I decided to help you both out since you helped me out so much with my own iPhone. 😊

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