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11/27/2019
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7 Ways to Hang Up on Voice Fraud

Criminals are coming at us from all direction, including our phones. Don't answer that next call without reading this tips first.
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Don't Pick Up If You Don't Know the Number

Whose number is that on caller ID? Whether at home or at the office, if it's not one you recognize, let the call go to voicemail, advises Patrick Cox, senior vice president and general manager of product management at Neustar. Most fraudsters won't leave a message. If it's truly important, the party will either call you back or try to communicate with you another way. 

If the call does go to voicemail and the person states what company they are from, go to the company's website for its publicly available 800 number and use that if you choose to call back, Pindrop's Halaschek says. It may take a few extra steps, but at least you'll know you the company is legit.


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Don't Pick Up If You Don't Know the Number

Whose number is that on caller ID? Whether at home or at the office, if it's not one you recognize, let the call go to voicemail, advises Patrick Cox, senior vice president and general manager of product management at Neustar. Most fraudsters won't leave a message. If it's truly important, the party will either call you back or try to communicate with you another way.

If the call does go to voicemail and the person states what company they are from, go to the company's website for its publicly available 800 number and use that if you choose to call back, Pindrop's Halaschek says. It may take a few extra steps, but at least you'll know you the company is legit.

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drkincannon
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drkincannon,
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12/6/2019 | 10:07:04 AM
Re: Need a national Database
Most spam callers spoof their phone number. 

Most use a different number for each call.

All you would be doing is building a database of victims. 
Bruce_tech
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Bruce_tech,
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12/5/2019 | 11:23:23 AM
Need a national Database

We Need a national Database, let everyone contribute all the spam numbers and based on AI machine analysis they should be banned forever.

Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/28/2019 | 3:01:07 PM
Internal attacks
Internal attacks are more critical and impactful then external attacks most of the time. As they would have more resources and execute in a right way.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/28/2019 | 2:57:49 PM
Voice biometrics
It is a good idea if it works. Finding these types of solutions is better than telling people not to answer.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/28/2019 | 2:55:56 PM
Extensive contact list
I would doubt that extensive contact list will help at all. It would help hackers more than you I would say.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/28/2019 | 2:51:49 PM
File
Don't click on a file unless it tell you it's safe to proceed Here I can say if you were not d or ting the file from someone what they sent you is not useful to you, do not click.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/28/2019 | 2:49:57 PM
Do not reveal
Do not reveal so much too soon is a good suggestion I think. Just let them tell you who they are and what they want.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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11/28/2019 | 2:48:13 PM
Do not answer
This suggestion does not work for most of the time, I have phone so I can answer when I get a call, this is like we do not know what to do so you should not answer the call. It is telecom providers responsibility to avoid it, they sell your data that is why you get calls.
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