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Putting a Spring in Your Step: April Scam Call Trends

Putting a Spring in Your Step: April Scam Call Trends

April showers bring May flowers, but scammers are downpouring with their latest call trends. With our April Scam Call Trends Report, we'll keep you safe and dry from the incoming scam storm. In a shocking turn of events, Vehicle Warranty scams have finally been...

Who is “Scam Likely” (And why are they calling me)?

Who is “Scam Likely” (And why are they calling me)?

If you're a T-Mobile or a MetroPCS subscriber, chances are you've received one of these calls recently: "Scam Likely." This naming convention appears on incoming calls, rather than random numbers unknown to you. Seeing it pop up on the screen makes one hesitant to...

A Tale of Two Scams: March Scam Call Trends

A Tale of Two Scams: March Scam Call Trends

Feeling lucky? Scammers sure felt green last month. Forget hunting for four-leaf clovers, with our March Scam Call Trends Report, we look at the latest scam trends and how you can keep luck on your side.   Most Common: Vehicle Warranty … and Health Insurance  While...

Scam Calls Aren’t a Love Language: February Scam Trends

Scam Calls Aren’t a Love Language: February Scam Trends

Love wasn’t the only thing in the air last month. Whether you had a hot date or showed yourself some personal appreciation, scammers did what they do best: third-wheeling on you and your mobile phone experience. With our February Scam Call Trends report, we dive into...

Scams from the Crypt: Cryptocurrency Scams

Scams from the Crypt: Cryptocurrency Scams

Ever heard of Cryptocurrency? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s become one of the world’s hottest topics. Household names like Bitcoin have been around for a decade or so, while FTX and Coinbase are vying for your investment.   During the Super Bowl, fans...

What is Call Printing? AI Technology from First Orion

What is Call Printing? AI Technology from First Orion

When you hear "artificial intelligence," what comes to mind? Many people may think of the Matrix movies or self-driving cars, but artificial intelligence (AI) also plays a significant role in scam detection. Whenever you receive a phone call marked "Scam Likely,"...

2021 Scam Call Trends

2021 Scam Call Trends

We’re all familiar with scam calls. They pester and ping nearly every single one of us. In a recent survey, 97% of people said they had received an unwanted call (i.e., telemarketer, unwanted robocall, unknown caller, etc.). Clearly, it’s a problem – and at the...

Naughty List of Holiday Scams: Gift Card Scam Calls

Naughty List of Holiday Scams: Gift Card Scam Calls

In our last installment of the naughty list of scams in 2021, we're covering gift card scam calls. According to our 2021 Holiday Scam Report, gift card scam calls rank as the most common type of scam during the holiday season - more than charity calls and online...

The Naughty List of Holiday Scams: Charity Scam Calls

The Naughty List of Holiday Scams: Charity Scam Calls

So be good for goodness’ sake … you know the line. During the holiday season, a lot of people open their hearts and wallets in the spirit of giving. In 2020, Americans donated $471 billion to charity. Perhaps we don’t want to be perceived as Scrooges, or we’re...