A new cell phone app that blocks calls is getting a stamp of approval from the Better Business Bureau Northwest
Tyler Russell with the Better Business Bureau recommends the You Mail app, along with others, to help you keep the upper hand with scammers. Other apps Russell recommended include AARP fraud watch and credit card apps.
The You Mail app is available for smart phones. All you have to do is download it and allow it to upload your contacts.
"It will actually do is bring up phone calls that you have received from your friends and your contacts and also calls you get from scammers and any sort of robo calls,” Russell said.
The app identifies the people you want calling from those who don't and it will automatically block scam calls. Russell suggests if you get a call from an unknown number, don't answer and let the program do the work. If it's a legit person, they can leave a message if it's a scammer they won't be able to.