Category: Protection

We are making our way to D.C. on Monday to showcase our many solutions that help consumers combat unwanted robocalls. Hosted by the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, the Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo will take place on April 23, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in…

WHO: Charlotte residents and folks with a 980 area code, have you been receiving a lot of scam calls recently? If you have, you’re not alone. Phone scams continue to plague the nation, and Hiya, the global leader in phone spam protection, recently found a high level of phone scam activity to phones with the 980…

As unwanted call traffic levels reach new highs, the need for effective call protection services is greater than ever. Hiya is proud to power a solution for AT&T. These unwanted calls can be primarily spam/telemarketing and scam/fraud. Spam/telemarketing calls are mass-broadcasted calls that go to thousands of people Scam/fraud calls attempt to elicit personal information…

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…

Despite the efforts of Americans to nip the tax scam problem in the bud, it’s that time of year again where the best solution against becoming a victim of a tax scam is to proactively protect yourself. Based on the data we analyze, the IRS and tax phone scams have been on the rise. It…

The shutdown of the United States federal government last week, may have lasted two days, but it only opened up the floodgates for scammers to try and scam consumers into believing they’ve been awarded a nice chunk of change from a United States government grant. Informing consumers that they’ve been awarded the grant for a…

A new phone scam tactic called the “Neighbor Scam” has emerged in recent months, and according to our data, it has surged 750% since the beginning of the year. With this new tactic, which has been widely adopted since early 2016, phone fraudsters use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software to mimic (also known as…

Fraudsters have been taking advantage of rising electricity bills to prey on consumers by stealing personal and financial information. According to Hiya, Phone utility scams grew 109% in 2016, and have seen triple digit growth in 2017. Consumers should be aware of the three main types of utility scams:      Offers to lower utility bill. Scammers…

Calling all T-Mobile customers, if you’ve received email notifications from your bank telling you that your transactions have been completed, you’ve been victim to the most recent bank account scam. T-Mobile cell phone number have been ported to an account with Metro PCS or elsewhere, and then used to allow scammers to gain access to…

As if credit card scammers weren’t annoying enough, for those of you who have been very diligent about keeping your information safe, it may have not cut it this time around. If you’ve had a credit report, specifically with Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, you could be one of the…