Phone Security Tips

  • Industry and Government Join Efforts to Fight Unwanted Calls April 25, 2016 Jan VolzkeLast week, Whitepages was invited to attend the Do-Not-Call Law Enforcement Summit in Indiana. The summit was hosted by the nation’s Chief Spam Call prosecutor Greg Zoeller (also know as Indiana Attorney General). More than 50 other states’ AG offices, federal staff of the FCC and various law enforcement bureaus attended as well. For the first ... Read more
  • How to Protect Yourself from Student Loan Phone Scams April 5, 2016 Laura MehrkensGraduation cap on a pile of 100 dollar bills For a growing number of students taking on a loan is the inevitable solution to pay for education costs. According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are 41.8 million Americans with outstanding federal loans – that’s one out of eight Americans. With student debt now at 1.2 trillion dollars and many borrowers struggling to pay off ... Read more
  • Jury Duty Scam on the Rise February 19, 2016 Lisa BowersChicago 2010. Weather: Probably snowing. Me: Standing in my kitchen, listening to an automated message, waiting to learn if I would be summoned for Jury Duty. I was psyched. This was my chance and I wanted my butt in one of those seats. Justice! Justice for all! Sadly, my surname failed me that day: they were only taking ... Read more
  • Seven Tips to Avoid Call Scams January 25, 2016 Lisa BowersI shoulda left my phone at home ’cause this is a disaster. Callin’ like a collector. Sorry, I cannot answer. LadyGaga, Bey, and Whitepages. One of these is unlike the other… or so you may think. But Whitepages is hip, we’ve got the 411, and we don’t want you getting tied up with needless phone calls, no matter ... Read more
  • Six Steps to Avoid Robocallers January 12, 2016 Lisa BowersEvery month, the FTC and FCC hear from more than 150,000 individuals complaining about robocalls. If everyone played by the rules, the only types of robocalls consumers would receive would be strictly informational or from a nonprofit (also political calls – because even legal robocalls can still be annoying). Unfortunately, most robocalls these days are ... Read more
  • Introducing the new Mr. Number October 14, 2015 Matthew MizenkoHave you ever had problems with an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend who wouldn’t stop calling? Can you really trust that text message from your bank asking you to verify your account data? Are you sick and tired of your mobile phone ringing with political robocalls or telemarketers? Whitepages can help! It gives ... Read more
  • Will Digital Wallets Change the Way You Pay? August 4, 2015 WhitepagesDigital-Wallet-ChangesDigital wallets are becoming more heavily used as a greater number of consumers begin to adopt them. With the expansion of digital wallets comes a greater risk of electronic breeches which results in the release of personal information. Read on to learn more about the importance of controlling your digital identity. Read more
  • When the Grandparent Scam Hits Home July 24, 2015 WhitepagesGrandparent ScamOnce a phone scam proves to be successful, it doesn’t go away. That’s the case with the Grandparent Scam. But this scam is doing emotional as well as monetary damage. Let’s take a look at the scam and discuss how to save our loved ones from falling victim to it. Read more
  • Tax Scam Mastermind Busted After Swindling More Than a Million Dollars July 15, 2015 WhitepagesTax-Scam-MoneyIRS tax scams are an incredibly scary, and real problem. The organizer of one of the most recent tax scams was recently arrested for taking millions of dollars from fraud victims. How can you protect yourself from falling prey? Read on to find out. Read more
  • Will the Real IRS Please Stand Up? Tips to Avoid the IRS Phone Scam April 16, 2015 WhitepagesIRS-Phone-ScamTax day has come and gone, but the IRS phone scam is still alive and well. To help you avoid it, we’ve compiled tips on what to watch for. If you’ve already gotten one of these calls, then we have suggestions on how to file a report with the IRS. Read more