How to Use Whoscall to Prevent Spams and Scams

How to Use Whoscall to Prevent Spams and Scams

April 29, 2024 0 By Dave Perry

If you’ve ever received those pesky text messages or calls that you’ve won hundreds of thousands of pesos, received a bonus to play casino or betting games, or a warning that your bank account has been locked, you’re not alone. Not really sure of the numbers, but a lot of people in the Philippines have been receiving those kinds of scam messages despite the SIM registration act that was supposed to stop these scams dead in their tracks. You can easily ignore these messages, because unfortunately reporting these scams is an exercise in futility. But what better way to handle them if there’s an app that can do that for you. That’s where Whoscall comes in.

What is Whoscall

Whoscall is an app available on the Google Play Store and Apple Store that lets you have a safe and trustworthy telecommunication environment. It’s basically an app that will block calls or text messages that are like spams, phishing attempts, or scams.

How to Use Whoscall

1. Download and Install Whoscall

  • First of all, we’ll need to download and install Whoscall in order to use it. Visit the Google Play Store (for Android users) or the Apple App Store (for iOS users).
  • You can click on the respective links, or search for “Whoscall” in the search bar.
  • Tap on the Whoscall – Caller ID & Block from the search results.
  • Click on the “Install” or “Get” button to download and install the app on your device.
  • Once installed, open the Whoscall app.
  • For this instance, we’ll be working with the Android version.

2. Grant Necessary Permissions

Upon opening the app for the first time, you’ll be met with the terms and conditions, as well as requests for various permissions to access your contacts, call logs, and messages. Grant these permissions to allow the app to function effectively.

3. Set Up Whoscall

Keep following the on-screen instructions to set up Whoscall.

You may be asked to verify your phone number to enhance Whoscall’s accuracy in identifying callers.

4. Enable Caller Identification

The app works by identifying incoming calls and texts in real-time.

You also have to make sure that the “Caller Identification” feature is enabled in the app settings to allow Whoscall to check incoming calls and texts.

5. Identify Incoming Calls and Texts

Whenever you receive a call or text from an unknown number, Whoscall will automatically attempt to identify the caller.

With the app, you’ll be able to see information such as the caller’s name, location, and whether they’re a known spammer. The text messages you’ll receive will also have some form of warning if it carries risks of scams, phishing and the like. You can also report the number so it will be updated to the database.

6. Check if your personal data has been leaked

Whoscall comes with an ID Security to check if your personal data has been leaked. Simply click Protection from the selection and click ID security to check for any leaks.


It’s important to note that, as with anything else, nothing is perfect. But Whoscall is progressively getting better as more people report texts or calls that appear to be scams, an attempt at phishing, or unwanted ads.