Bonus Coverage with the FCC and FTC’s Phone Complaint Lists

Go Data, it’s your birthday. 

Bust out your party hats because Whitepages’ Reputation Services team just announced a party favor for all ages (no, it’s not pop rocks – but I’d be all over that). 

shutterstock_139152893This week, Whitepages announced the integration of the FCC and FTC’s phone complaint lists into our existing database of spammers and scammers. Adding these two power houses, both highly trusted in the phone spam industry, further solidifies what we already knew: our coverage is solid. How? Glad you asked. More than 70% of the numbers reported to the FCC and FTC were already marked as spammers by our own detection service. <<Pats self on back>>.

However, that doesn’t mean the improvement train stops there. Since the FCC and FTC issue weekly and biweekly updates to their lists, their phone reports will be continuously integrated into our service (Whitepages ID) and into your lovely hands. The two lists combined provide Whitepages, on average, an additional 7,000 U.S. numbers every two weeks to add to our already rockin’ spam database.

This is just one of the steps that Whitepages has taken to directly vet and use third party phone spam information to improve the user experience. Don’t worry, we’re not taking all the power away from the people; you can still help too! If any of those spammers/scammers comes a callin’ (rude), feel free to report it through Whitepages ID or through the FTC Complaint Assistant. One way or another, we’ll get it, we’ll mark it, and we’ll take it down like pop rocks at a 2nd grade birthday party.

by Lisa Bowers

Lisa Bowers is a public relations professional who enjoys a healthy dose of sarcasm and wants to improve the mobile environment that affects everyone's daily lives. A Chicago native, she studied Business Computer Systems and still has nightmares about coding exams. Now in Seattle, she loves seeing mountains and water every day and tries to enjoy the PacNW as much as possible.

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