In a huge victory against robocall scammers, the FCC has proposed a $300 million fine against Cox/Jones Enterprise. This is the largest ever proposed fine against an auto warranty scammer. If approved, this fine will send a clear message to scammers that robocalling will not be tolerated!...

With spam call blockers on the rise, many legitimate companies are finding themselves unfairly targeted. For organizations that depend on phone calls for their success, there’s nothing worse than their business telephone number being flagged for spam. After all, it can be challenging to get your prospective clients to pick up at the best of times; if your caller ID is suggesting you could be a spam call, then it’ll be all the more difficult. If your calls are getting through, then sooner or later, your operations will begin to suffer. The growing number of call-blocking software and systems has had a...

If you are searching for a way to stop robocalls, then you are not alone. In 2020, nearly 4 billion robocalls targeted consumers and businesses across the U.S. And if you thought that the pandemic might have at least put a dent in the global robocall machine, think again. Scammers increased their efforts during COVID-19, with the most common robocalls claiming to provide financial relief, testing and treatments.  Of course, this is in addition to standard robocall fare that has been going on for several years, such as those that falsely claim an intended victim’s identity has been stolen, that...

The good news is that more and more businesses, schools and government agencies are switching to a hosted VoIP phone system, so they can take advantage of key benefits like:Dramatic up-front and ongoing cost savingsSeamless scalability in both directionsTotal mobilityAdvanced calling featuresUnified communicationsBusiness continuityIntegration with other systems in the environment (e.g. CRM, billing, etc.)However, the bad news is that the popularity of VoIP phone systems has attracted the attention of hackers who are trying to steal private data and commit identity theft. Here are four major types of VoIP fraud:Call Transfer FraudCall transfer fraud happens when hackers break into a...