With increasing efforts from the FCC and telecom companies to crack down on robocalls, robotexts are on the rise. Many scammers are switching their tactics to target consumers with SMS messages instead of traditional calls.
When your number is flagged on a call blocking app it is not just flagged or stopped on that phone, now it can be blocked by the carrier. Protecting your reputation starts with monitoring for flagged caller ID’s.
Call Blocking News and Tips
Although call blocking apps are used to protect against scam callers and robocalling, businesses are being falsely flagged. Call blocking apps are becoming a problem for legitimate businesses who get their numbers stolen by scammers. New call blocking apps come out each day and new uses are starting to come too.
As the FCC continues to push efforts to roll out STIR/SHAKEN, new tools are being rolled out. The Robocall Mitigation Database will be used to help mandate carriers which calls to allow and deny based on companies registered.
Monitoring KPI metrics can provide valuable insight into areas to improve in your outbound campaign. One factor often overlooked is flagged phone numbers. These KPI metrics can help indicate if your phone number reputation has been tarnished.
Call authentication is slated to roll out to consumers soon. While the process is complicated and made up of a lot of moving parts, the three main areas of focus include subscriber vetting, phone number validaton and attestation levels.
Being proactive in business helps improve your company's reputation. As such, outreach to your customers helps to set your business apart. Using virtual business cards can help white list your phone number to ensure your calls are getting through.
Communication is key in any call center. Making sure your calls are connecting effectively is imperative. These tips can help improve connection rates with your outbound and inbound calls to optimize your day to day operations.
Are you having trouble getting through to your patients, customers or leads? It might be a case of a bad caller ID. The phone numbers you are dialing your customers with may be flagged or blocked resulting in lower connection rates.
Call labeling from carriers and third party apps can tarnish your business' reputation. Numbers might not be flagged outright, but mislabeled calls can lead to a drop in answer rates. Make sure your numbers are showing accurately to your customers.
Businesses are reporting more and more instances of flagged or blocked calls. However identifying the source, and resolving these issues is difficult. Part if this is due to fragmentation of data between carriers and call blocking apps.
As carriers seek to implement automated call blocking, they also want to ensure legitimate businesses are protected. Call labeling is a median which seeks to show a call's intent to consumers to allow them to make better choices in answering unwanted calls.