When it comes to scams, the world has a really big issue. Based on our stats, scam calls are set to increase significantly from 2018 to 2019. If that doesn’t scare you, it should. But don’t let yourself feel too hopeless because we, as consumers, can change the game for the better. How do we do that? Report, report, report!
Many people tend to just hang up the phone if they answer a scam, spam, or robocall, or they decline the calls and go about their lives. However, this needs to change. It is extremely important that we realize the necessity of reporting these calls to the FTC – which you can do right inside of our free PrivacyStar app.
If you don’t know why it’s important, here are some very good reasons you should start reporting these calls immediately:
It helps the DoJ rain justice down upon these scammers.
The Department of Justice and law enforcement need you to help them do their job. By reporting numbers, you help to bring these scammers to light. If you didn’t see our blog about it, the DoJ recent just made their first big phone scam bust. See! It really works!
They won’t stop unless you report them.
Many of us have this mindset of, “Oh, someone else will report them.” But what if everyone is thinking that same thing, and no one is actually reporting the number? Also, the more the merrier! That just gives the FTC more reason to blacklist the number. And remember, if you don’t report the numbers, the FTC may never know.
Your reports matter.
The FTC actually listens to you when you file complaints. Every number you submit is released by the FTC throughout the telecommunications industry. This list of numbers helps carriers and companies build their list of numbers to mark ask scam, spam, and nuisance. We help the FTC by sending them the numbers that you report to us in your PrivacyStar app!
Help others stay protected and be the hero you were born to be.
When you report numbers, you aren’t just helping the industry, you’re helping everyday people just like yourself. If you don’t report these numbers, no one can help protect those around you. Doesn’t it just make you feel a little giddy knowing you are helping everyone around you by reporting these numbers?
If you’re not sure where to go from here, try downloading our free PrivacyStar app for iOS and Android! When you report a number in our app, it goes straight to the FTC, and you can feel better knowing you’re helping to make the world a better place!