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Keeping You Safe from Spam (Robo) Calls

Did you know that Wireless Zone® and Verizon help keep you safe (and less annoyed!) by screening incoming calls and blocking potential spam?

Robocalls are automated phone calls with a recorded message instead of a live person. In a lot of cases, these calls are illegal and have dangerous intentions.

How are robocalls created?

Making robocalls is easier than you might think. The spammer uses a cheap digital voice service to make a recording – you’ve probably gotten a few of these before. They may say that someone has been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty, your social security number, or a number of other issues they think you’ll want to take action on. You may even get one that says you’ll be arrested if you don’t comply.

It’s not difficult for the spammer to compile a list of phone numbers. Then software is used to dial a ton of numbers in a short amount of time so they can’t be identified by carriers or blocked by callers. The ultimate goal is to get the victim to answer the phone so they can steal personal information regarding their identity, credit cards, or bank accounts.

How do Verizon and Wireless Zone® help?

Wireless Zone® , a Verizon Authorized Retailer, and Verizon keeps their customers safe by blocking calls from phone numbers identified as invalid, malformed, or from a list of “do not originate” numbers. They’ve also created thousands of special lines created solely to identify and observe illegal robocall campaigns. Once a number is identified participating in this activity, Verizon works with law enforcement to take action.

They also have a tool called Call Filter that will help you further monitor the calls you’re receiving. This free app allows you to screen incoming calls, and an upgraded version, Call Filter Plus, gives you total spam and robocall control.

Although spammers are getting creative and looking for new ways to target victims, like recent calls involving COVID-19, you can rest easy knowing that Wireless Zone® and Verizon will always have your back and provide you with the tools to handle spam calls for good. Also, remember that companies will never cold call you and ask for personal information – and if what they are offering seems too good to be true, it probably is.

For more help with all of your wireless needs, Wireless Zone® is here for you. We have some pretty great offers too.

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