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SPAM calls are a major nuisance for everyone.

Fraud costs Brits an estimated £7billion a year and much of it happens through some form of contact on your smartphone.

Which is why the Government is setting up a new National Fraud Squad, with 500 specialist investigators deployed to target cyber scammers.

There are ways you can keep yourself safe on Android devices.

It should automatically warn you if it's a suspected spam call for example.

Though this isn't 100 per cent fool proof and some may slip through the net.

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There is also a clever trick which prevents any suspected spam calls from even getting through to you.

How to block spam calls on Android

Start by going to the Phone app on your device.

Tap the three dotted menu, then head to Settings.

Find Spam and Call Screen.

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Look for Filter spam calls and turn it on.

They won't appear as a missed call or even a voicemail notification.

But filtered calls do appear in your call history and you can check your voicemail.

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