Category: Protection

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a phone scam targeting individuals with Chinese last names is spreading across the US. Mandarin or English speaking scammers are calling victims and claiming to be from the Chinese Consulate. Victims are informed that they have a package or sensitive information at their local consulate office. The victim…

Microsoft Tech Support Scams have become a growing epidemic affecting over 13,000 victims a month. Scammers use different tactics to trick victims into paying for unnecessary technical support service. They will claim they’ve been notified of so-called problems that need to be fixed on a victims device, platform, or software. Victims are contacted by scammers…

If you’ve received an unexpected call from AT&T’s Customer Service, guess what you’re being SPOOFED by scammers! Posing as AT&T Customer Service agents, scammers are using robocall technology to contact AT&T customers and notify that there has been an issue with their internet service due to a security breach. The targeted customer is then asked…

With over 300 million customer accounts for the picking, it’s not a surprise that scammers have been targeting Amazon sellers and customers. Amazon Sellers Beware Scammers are actively calling Amazon sellers to access their personal accounts. Sellers are asked to log into a fake site with their username and password. This then gives scammers access…

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…