It happens to me multiple times a day and it's SO FRUSTRATING! Those stupid scam/spam calls! I NEVER answer calls I don't know anymore, but always get nervous when new numbers are calling me. Sometimes my phone will say "Spam Likely" when a lot of these numbers call, but more often than not... It's just an out of state phone number!

Here are the TOP 9 Area Codes that Scammers Will Use To Call You:

  1. 202 - Washington, D.C.
  2. 214 - Dallas, Texas
  3. 310 - Beverly Hills, California
  4. 407 - Orlando, Florida
  5. 702 - Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. 917 - New York, New York
  7. 786 - Miami, Florida
  8. 312 - Chicago, Illinois
  9. 832 - Houston, Texas

Remember, Scammers can use ANY area code they want to call you though. It doesn't have to be on this list. So it's always a good idea to be cautious when picking up the phone from numbers that you don't recognize.

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Is it okay to answer the calls then hang up?

If you're SO CURIOUS, you can pick up the phone to find out who it is, but once you pick up the phone, apparently your number is then marked down as a LIVE NUMBER. A live number means a real person has that phone number and they can sell your number off to the next telemarketing company as a lead.

Can I ignore the call?

If the phone is ringing and you don't recognize the number, declining the call or "ignoring it" will send it directly to voicemail. This again, can give the scammers a positive hit that you are a live number. Have you ever noticed when you call someone and they ignore your call, the voicemail says "This person has forwarded you to voicemail." If the scammers gets notified that you forwarded the call to voicemail, they can see that again... this is a LIVE NUMBER. A real person owns this number. So, don't ignore it. Just let it go to voicemail on its own.

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Can I block the number?

This is exactly what I do. If I don't recognize the number, or have received a voicemail proving that it's a scam caller, the next thing I do is block the phone number. There have been times where the SAME number will call me multiple times, and they're indeed scams. BLOCK THEM!

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The Places In Utah Your Family Needs To Hit Up This Summer!

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Utah is OBVIOUSLY renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders, and at the heart of this rugged state lie five extraordinary NATIONAL PARKS collectively known as the "Mighty Five." Each park has its own unique charm, giving visitors a chance to put themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the American Southwest. Here's my in-depth look at our 5 National Parks that you should visit this summer!

Arches National Park:

You've probably seen photos of Arches National Park before, or at least seen our very famous license plate of the arch. You've also probably seen the arch on the past Utah Jazz court. ANP has over 2,000 natural sandstone arches! TWO THOUSAND! These arches have been made from erosion and MILLIONS of years too. Plus, there's some beautiful hiking trails that people come from all over the world to visit. The crazy part is... I'VE NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE!

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Canyonlands National Park:

Canyonlands National Park is located on the Eastern side of Utah AND it's Utah's LARGEST National Park with over 337,598 acres of land and water to explore! You're going to be TOTALLY CAPTIVATED by the rugged canyons, mesas, and buttes shaped by the Colorado River. While there, you can do activities like white-water rafting, mountain biking, and hiking! Once again... I'VE NEVER BEEN!

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Capitol Reef National Park:

This is now the THIRD National Park in my home state that I've never been to! It's definitely the lesser-known gem of National Parks in Utah. But it hides ancient geological wonders, including the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long monocline, showing off a blend of colors and textures. Discover the fascinating history of human presence in the area at Capitol Reef!

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Bryce Canyon National Park:

I've definitely been to Bryce Canyon before, and it MIGHT be my favorite. MAYBE! There, you'll see a surreal landscape of hoodoos and amphitheaters carved by ice and water over MILLIONS of years. Marvel at the vibrant hues of the rock formations, especially during sunrise and sunset, as they create a mesmerizing spectacle of light and shadows. There's awesome trails and viewpoints where you can check our Bryce from different angles!

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Zion National Park:

Of course, I've been to Zion before! It's a place of sheer SCARY cliffs, deep canyons, and lush greenery. See how the Virgin River shaped the park's famous slot canyons like The Narrows and enjoy the serenity of Emerald Pools! Zion is one of the most GORGEOUS places on the entire planet. It's definitely a place to see before you die!

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Have you seen ALL of Utah's National Parks? I've only seen two of the five and I've lived in Utah my whole life! What is YOUR FAVORITE National Park here in Utah?

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