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September Scam Call Trends

September Scam Call Trends

The weather is getting cooler (thankfully), and leaves are starting to change colors (honestly, it’s gorgeous). Though the seasons change, scammers don’t. You can count on them to be a thorn in the side of your mobile phone experience. Here’s the September Scam Call...

Brazilian Cell Phone Users are Plagued by Unwanted Calls

Brazilian Cell Phone Users are Plagued by Unwanted Calls

Unwanted calls are a major nuisance in Brazil, according to a recent survey sponsored by First Orion. Mobile Time, a news site specializing in the coverage of the mobile industry, and Opinion Box recently completed an extensive survey of Brazilian mobile phone users....

Summertime Blues: August 2021 Scam Call Trends

Summertime Blues: August 2021 Scam Call Trends

“Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues …” When you’re getting a bunch of scam calls, it can be a bummer - they're annoying and interrupt our daily lives. Some people have reported receiving up to 25 or more calls in a day. Scam calls can also induce fear...

STIR/SHAKEN 101 for Contact Centers

STIR/SHAKEN 101 for Contact Centers

With the looming STIR/SHAKEN deadline on the horizon, businesses, carriers, and contact centers are all looking to get their operations in order. Now that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced they plan to penalize those not in compliance (or...

Scammers Are Getting Social Savvy

Scammers Are Getting Social Savvy

According to statistics, by the end of 2018, 2.5 billion people worldwide are expected to be on social media, and if growth rates stay the same, about 86% of the US population should be a part of social media by the end of this year. Social media is one of the most...

First Orion Launches All-New PrivacyStar

First Orion Launches All-New PrivacyStar

First Orion is excited to announce an all-new Privacy Star experience! What is PrivacyStar? PrivacyStar is a FREE app for iPhone and Android that helps tag, block, and stop scam calls for good. The automatic scam protection checks a database of more than 500 million...

Protect Yourself Against Phone Scams

Protect Yourself Against Phone Scams

According to our latest survey, the scammers are working smarter - not harder - in 2020. While the volume of scam calls reported stayed on par with previous years, we saw the number of people falling for those calls skyrocket. Compared to 2019, scammers were 270% more...