Scammers often target healthcare organizations due to their reliability. Stealing phone numbers from hospitals and other legitimate organizations gives scammers a leg up in their attempts to deceive consumers. These are some of the recent healthcare related call spoofing scams.
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.
With a surge of robocalls in recent years, call blocking apps have been sprouting up for consumers and evolving. Recently carriers have been forced to get involved due to new regulations from the FCC. These are a list of carrier and third party call blocking apps for 2020.
Call spoofing has become a major problem for consumers. Scammers are using spoofing to hide their identities and masquerade as legitimate businesses or organizations. With the development of the SHAKEN/STIR framework, call authentication will help reduce scams by auto blocking spoofed calls.
If your outbound number is showing a "scam likely" caller ID your answer rates will plummet and your business' reputation is at risk. While there are many ways your number can be flagged, the options to fix flagged numbers is limited. Find out the best strategies to prevent erroneous flags on your numbers.
The Senate is working on new legislation to combat robocalls. Recently, the DART Act passed in the Senate and they are working to push the Protection from Robocalling Act. These two bills will help supplement the TRACED Act recently passed to implement the SHAKEN/STIR framework.