Skip to main content

Tip 1: It's Okay Not to Be "Iowa Nice"

Posted on Monday, July 3, 2023 in Tips and Tricks

It's Okay Not to Be Iowa Nice

If you don't recognize the number that's calling you on the phone, don't answer. Let it go to voicemail.

If you do answer, hang up if it's a robocall or other unsolicited offer.

"It's okay not to be 'Iowa nice,'" Perales said.

Don't press a button to stop receiving calls or say "yes" in response to a question; it shows the robocaller that your number is a working phone number and will likely increase the number of questionable calls you receive.

Al Perales is an investigator with the Consumer Protection Division. In his 15 years in the office, he's seen all types of scams and tracked down many thieves and charlatans. Watch the seminar here.

Back to Top