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The FCC joins consumers in their growing frustration in phone carriers not yet providing an industry wide solution to the robocall problem. FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai has had about enough, and sent a letter to over a dozen U.S. mobile providers demanding that the “phone industry adopt a robust call authentication system to combat illegal…

 The midterm elections on Nov. 6th mean that Americans are now receiving an influx of politically-related calls – both legitimate and scam. While party reps are dialing for donation dollars, scammers are scheming, hoping to steal money by blending in with the political mix. Hiya, the global leader in phone spam protection, today announced that…

Last week, the the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that consumers keep an eye out for calls from SSA Customer Service. The SSA began receiving an increase in reports regarding the calls and are warning consumers to hang-up immediately. According to the SSA, “These reports indicate the calls display the 1-800-772-1213, SSA’s national customer service…

As scam and fraud calls continue to victimize residents across the country, Hiya has decided to do our due diligence by providing a weekly update on the top area codes targeted by these unwanted callers. We’ll be providing the area code, top cities affected, the growth in spam and fraud calls, and the top three…

Robocall scammers have taken their schemes to another level. They are now using your mom, co-worker, or even a local neighbor’s phone number to reel victims into their new spoofing campaign. However, the FCC had had enough and put their foot down by proposing a $37.5 million fine against the Arizona-based company that allegedly made…

Last Friday, the United States Department of Justice announced that “21 members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering conspiracy that defrauded thousands of U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars were sentenced this week o terms of imprisonment up to 20 years.” Targeting immigrants and the elderly, the scam artists used the…

To help kick-off the FCC and FTC’s joint forum on “Fighting the Scourge of Illegal Robocalls” in Washington D.C. this morning, CBS This Morning chatted with Hiya CEO Alex Algard about the rise in unwanted robocalls. Algard will be joining an FCC panel on Solutions and Tools for Consumers at today’s forum. “Consumers received more than…

We spoke to CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor about how our data shows that robocalls made to consumers reached an all time high in 2017, growing 76% to 18 billion. Gone are the days where the “Do Not Call Registry” was guaranteed to protect you from annoying telemarketers, but lucky for Hiya users, this…

For those who were targeted by scammers posing as lawyers and falsely threatening to sue or arrest them for failing to pay their so-called debts, justice has been served! The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement against three defendants and have banned them from the debt collection business. “The settlement resolves an FTC complaint filed…