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President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday that increases fines on criminal robocall violations and cracks down on companies making the calls, as part of a federal push against telephone scammers. “This historic legislation will provide American consumers with even greater protection against annoying unsolicited robocalls,” the White House Office of the Press Secretary…

Today, the senate decided to give their final approval to House-passed legislation that would not only minimize but hopefully stop the scourge of robocalls flooding consumer phones across the U.S. According to International Business Times, “Spam detection services company Hiya released findings last week indicating spam calls increased 108% this year to 54.6 billion, with consumers…

Yesterday, CNET and TechCrunch published articles claiming that some robocalling apps (including Hiya) send basic device data (e.g. OS version, device timezone) to third-party data analytics companies without consumers’ explicit consent. To be clear, the third party analytics companies that these stories are referring to are services like Google Analytics, all of which help Hiya…

The ongoing battle for the fight against robocalls has found a stronger line of defense after the US House of Representatives pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) on Wednesday, July 24 by a vote of 429-3. The Act is as follows: Requires that phone carriers implement call authentication technology so consumers can trust…

Amazon Headquarters may be located in Seattle, but it definitely doesn’t give Washington state immunity from falling victim to the Amazon Customer Service Scam. With over 300 million customers accounts for the picking, Washington state customers alone have seen a 94% increase in the scam since last year. Scammers are actively calling Amazon sellers to…

You’ve already been the target of a “Neighbor Scam” call — you just might not know it. This clever little trick has been on the rise since early 2016. Scammers using this method of fraud will copy (AKA “spoof”) the first 5 or 6 digits of your phone number when they call you, in the…

Hiya along with the FCC, is warning consumers not to fall victim to the latest phone scam, the Wangiri (also known as the one ring) scam, which is making a come back in the U.S. For years, the Wangiri scam, Japanese for “one ring and drop” has been preying on unknowing mobile victims, enticing them…

Each year the Telecom Council searches for communications startups who are changing the way people communicate by bringing innovations to the market. Out of over 100 applicants, Hiya is proud to announce that we’ll be featured in the Telecom Council’s Innovation Showcase Class of 2019. Hiya was chosen by “global telecom operators who represent over…